[b-hebrew] why?

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Jul 4 11:59:27 EDT 2010


Appears to me that what he really meant to say is that: the vowels of  
syllables which take the main stress of a word are always stressed.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jul 3, 2010, at 8:16 PM, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:
>
> Hello Donald,
>
> According to Geoffrey Khan, Vowel Length and Syllable Structure in the
> Tiberian Tradition of BH, "the vowels of syllables which take the main
> stress of a word are always long."  He gives as an example of a seghol
> the word מלך in Ex 6:11 which is transcribed in Arabic as مالخ.
>
> Yitzhak Sapir
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