[b-hebrew] Hireq & sere

Randall Buth randallbuth at gmail.com
Wed Apr 13 13:07:44 EDT 2011

>One hears it in AB-BIY,
> 'my father', AX-XIY, 'my brother', etc. Those who say they don't
> hear it need to pay closer attention.

I don't hear it, though there is natural length on the accented vowel.
In Arabic one does hear lengthened consonants.
However, I don't think that dagesh is Pere's question.
I 'm guessing that he wants to know about pi``al vs. pi``el.

Randall Buth

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Biblical Language Center
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