[b-hebrew] Hireq & sere

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Apr 13 17:58:31 EDT 2011

1. I can easily believe you. The natural doubling of a consonant  
wedged between two vowels is, indeed, faint and brief.
2. It has nothing to do with accent.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 13, 2011, at 1:07 PM, Randall Buth wrote:

>> 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.
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