[b-hebrew] pronunciation of waw-consecutive of hyh

Michiel Borkent michielborkent at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 04:50:45 EDT 2009

Hello Charles,

Thank you for your "coal mine" description. That helps!


Michiel Borkent

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Charles Grebe <cgrebe at briercrest.ca>wrote:

>  Michiel,
> For more explanation of what George is referring to below, see the bottom
> of page 82 and most of page 83 in "A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew" by Paul
> Joüon, T. Muraoka.
> http://books.google.com/books?id=Zhjd_m5hIeIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=muraoka+grammar+biblical+hebrew#PPA83,M1
> The simple English description of this is that the "coal mine" letters
> sometimes drop their dagesh forte if they are followed by a shewa. "Coal
> mine" is a mnemonic for the following letters Qoph, Waw, Lamed, Mem, Yod,
> and Num. Here's a quick explanation of the rule and mnemonic on my web
> site.
> http://www.animatedhebrew.com/lectures/index.html
> Scroll down to Chapter 6 - "Coal Mine" letters.
> Shalom,
> Charles Grebe
> Briercrest Distance Learning
> Caronport, SK, Canada
>  ------------------------------
>  *From:* b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of George Athas
> Now to your question. It is often the case that when a yodh carries a
> shewa, it resists gemination - that is, it is frequently not doubled.

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