[b-hebrew] The vowels of אֶחָד

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Apr 10 19:45:33 EDT 2011

It is not clear to me how the pointers of the HB could be both  
"Masoretes" and have done it by "hearing"? And where did they "hear"  
this "doubling"? on the streets of Tiberias? And if so, was this  
"doubling" possibly confined to just one back alley of this great city?
Present day Hebrew speakers are also "Masoretes" of "sharp ears", yet  
they double nothing. Indeed, why should they?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 9, 2011, at 6:20 AM, George Athas wrote:

> The Masoretes who had sharp ears, simply did not hear doubling
> in these letters.

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