[b-hebrew] be-ne vs. ve-ne
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Mon Dec 27 20:52:40 EST 2010
1) if the previous word ends in a closed syllable, then an initial beged kefet letter on the following word is plosive with a dagesh kal, i.e., bene
2) if the previous word ends in an open syllable and is accented with a disjunctive cantillation, then the following word retains the dagesh kal, i.e., bene
3) if the previous word ends in an open syllable and is accented with a conjunctive cantillation, then an initial beged kefet letter on the following word become fricative (lacks dagesh kal), i.e., vene
4) there are exceptions to no. 3 known as dehik and ati marhik, but these are more complicated
> Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2010 17:56:41 -0600
> From: tensorpath at gmail.com
> To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [b-hebrew] be-ne vs. ve-ne
> These geographically nearby excerpts (phrases) of the masoretic text seem to
> alternate pronunciation back and forth of the same word as vocalized in the
> subject line.
> Can anyone identify which word requires "ve-ne" vocalization; and which word
> instructs "be-ne" vocalization without reference to the pointed text?
> 1. למשפחת בני גלעד
> 2. ממשפחת בני יוסף
> 3. שבטי בני ישראל
> 4. את בני ישראל
> 5. מטה בני יוסף
> Does the last letter in the word preceding בני dictate its pronunciation;
> depending on that letter's status as consonant or vowel?
> Your comments are appreciated.
> fred burlingame
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