[b-hebrew] Any reason?

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 8 01:08:52 EST 2010

Hi, list.

We have some (basic) words that consist of two root letters, the first one
having vowel tsere.
And so,

-("C, tree (Gn 2:9)
-G"R, strange (Ex 2:22)
-Y"$, there is, existence (Gn 18:24)

Now, at taking suffix -K, they behave differently:

-("C takes tsere --------> look at Dt 28:42
-G"R takes also tsere --------> Ex 20:10)

-Y"$ takes segol ----------> Jdg 6:36

The second root consonant, takes shewa in all of them.

Is there any good reason for this different behaviour regarding the vowel of
the first root consonant, namely tsere versus segol?

Is it a matter of tradition?

Kind regards from Barcelona

Pere Porta

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