[b-hebrew] Inseparable Prepositions and that shewa

Vadim Cherny vadimcherny at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 13:47:21 EDT 2010

Though not attested, there's no doubt about the absence of dagesh kal  
in bitechem.
Binchem has no gemination; what except intonational difference in  
chanting can explain its difference from michtav?
Speaking of gemination, no nun in gav, yet gabcha. What we see here is  
kal rather than hazak. The Masoretes used kal to forcibly syllabify:  
bi-.nchem, ga-.bcha.

Vadim Cherny


The word bittakhem ('your daughter') is not attested in the Bible.   
But its
syllabification is obviously different from mikht at v because the second
letter is doubled to compensate for the loss of the -n- from original  

Yitzhak Sapir

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