[b-hebrew] Question on vowel

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 16:26:57 EDT 2008


On Mon, Mar 24, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Petr Tomasek wrote:

>  > I've thought about it some more and it seems to me that the form with qamats
>  > is to be explained as an archaic form displaced by analogy.  While analogy is
>  > a normal linguistic process which displaces older forms, the older forms
>  > sometime survive in restricted contexts.  One would still have to figure out
>  > the exact analogy, however.
>  >
>  > Yitzhak Sapir
>
>  Couldn't this be a "Pausa"?

What is a "pausa"?  Do you mean special variations on words when they appear in
a pausal context as far as the cantillation marks is concerned.  If
so, please read
my earlier message on the subject.

Yitzhak Sapir



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