[b-hebrew] why?

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 11:17:00 EDT 2010

Concerning noun "yesha', salvation (Ps 20:7) and noun "zera'", seed (Gn
47:23), a student asks why the first has tsere in the first syllable while
latter has segol.

What good reason could we give him for this difference? Maybe the presence
of resh in "zera'" would be a sufficient reason?

Pere Porta
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Northeastern Spain)

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