[b-hebrew] Someone knows?

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 22 16:39:04 EDT 2011

   Yes, and the sun rises in the west and sets in the east.

      Uri Hurwitz      Great Neck, NY                                                             

  1. A dagesh routinely follows a patax, a xirik, and a qubuc, in a  
letter not marked by a schwa.
2. There is no "quiescent" schwa nor "mobile" schwa in Hebrew, only  
3. A closed syllable is closed, and an opened syllable is open. There  
is no need to open and close anything.
4. There is no, and there never was, short and long vowels in Hebrew.
5. The dagesh is a dead thing, it is but a remnant of an ancient  
reading hints system. Throw the dagesh out and you will not miss it.

Isaac Fried, Boston University


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