[b-hebrew] Inseparable Prepositions and that shewa
vadimcherny at gmail.com
Mon Apr 19 13:43:05 EDT 2010
Isn't this a sort of reverse thinking? You simply declare any syllable
which is neither dageshed nor has hataf as open. Sometimes, that may
be counterintuitive: binchem, citvei, dvarchem. It's not easy to
explain mich-tav, but bi-thchem.
IMO, nothing but chanting can explain why the Masoretes syllabified
michtav and bithchem differently.
> An open short (and unstressed) vowel is simply denoted
> by a schewa or hataf.
> Yitzhak Sapir
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