From: Peter Kirk (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 19:56:20 EDT
On 30/07/2003 16:34, Ted Hopp wrote:
>On Wednesday, July 30, 2003 5:15 PM, Peter Kirk wrote:
>>... But there are other sequences which are
>>ambiguous between ending in a consonant or a vowel, notably yod
>>following hiriq, and vav with dagesh which may be shuruq.
>Hiriq followed by yod is a standard Hebrew vowel with a name: hiriq male.
>There's also a tsere male, which is a tsere followed by a yod. In both
>cases, the yod is considered part of the vowel. In some Hebrew accents,
>there are apparently phonetic as well as spelling differences between the
>male and khaser forms of hiriq and tsere.
>P.S. In case anyone was wondering: "maLE" means "full" and "khaSER" means
>"diminished" or "lacking".
>Ted Hopp, Ph.D.
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Thanks ... but hiriq plus yod can also be just that, a sequence of hiriq
and yod, and must be that when the yod is followed by a vowel.
Admittedly in such cases there is usually a dagesh in the yod; in all
five cases without one which I found in BHS (1 Kings 1:13:22, Jeremiah
52:19:7, Ezekiel 1:11:12, Daniel 5:24:3, 9:2:13 - third number is word
count, taking maqaf as not dividing words), BHS is following L where
other MSS differ. But, as you, Ted, have said several times, we must
support irregular spellings as well as regular ones.
-- Peter Kirk email@example.com http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
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