Re: Hebrew Vav Holam

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 19:09:21 EDT

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    On 30/07/2003 15:28, Ted Hopp wrote:

    >Where is a kholam attached to the right of an alef?
    Well, for a start in every occurrence of ro'sh "head", lo' "not", zo't
    "this (f.)", vayyo'mer "and he said" and several other common words in
    the Bible. And I understood these (not the last) were modern Hebrew
    spellings as well. But just as with holam and vav, the shift takes place
    only when there is no other point or following vowel with the alef, so
    e.g. not on bo'u "come! (pl)" (Genesis 45:17 etc).

    Peter Kirk

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