[b-hebrew] dagesh, gemination, Hannah
if at math.bu.edu
Thu Apr 28 23:03:13 EDT 2011
Uri is right, Hebrew speakers may insert an E sound between two
consonants, where none exists, but this has nothing to do with the
schwa "NA" and schwa "NAX" business. They routinely do it to
distinguish between a radical and a pre-positioned letter. For
instance, his BE-MITZ, 'in juice', to show that the letter B is not
radical, yet $TUYOT, 'nonsense', although the schwa under the $ is "NA".
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Apr 28, 2011, at 10:21 PM, Uri Hurwitz wrote:
> For instance, he repeats here again that "spoken
> Hebrew has has ...no shwa "NA" and no shwa "NAX",..."
> How about "Tarnegol?" (rooster); two shwaim follow
> each other. The first Nax, quiescent, the second Na,
> How about "Lekha" (to you S/M}, "Reevim" (Hungry Pl/M)?
> - the spoken language is full with such examples.
> Of course there is the simple colloquial expression which
> I mentioned before on the list:
> "Shtuyot Bemitz" (nonsense), another example of these
> two types of Shwa in one short phrase.
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