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What's up with that "shewa" thing in a kaf sofit?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by HeirofSalvation, May 28, 2013.

  1. HeirofSalvation

    HeirofSalvation Active Member

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    Don't know where else to ask this.....But, in Hebrew, what's the purpose of that infuriating and (as far as I can tell) grammatically pointless two-dot shewa looking thing in the sofit form of the letter kaf?

    Anyone can help me with it? If it's trying to harden the sound a simple daghesh is all you need. I want to rip those Kaf's from the page and beat them up. What am I missing?
     
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  2. DrJamesAch

    DrJamesAch New Member

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    Because they are pronounced differently depending on where at they occur in the word.

    It would actually be better if you found something that is audible so you can hear the differences in how it is pronounced, particularly if it's at the end of the word.

    I take it you are on the alphabet. No offense brother, but I enjoy your suffering in this in as much trouble as I had with English LOL
     
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    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmmm.........
     
  4. HeirofSalvation

    HeirofSalvation Active Member

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    Hmmm...thanks Dr. J....I'm a good deal farther along than the alphabet actually.....Just none of my grammars cover that so far which is why I ask here. They skipped that for some reason it seems.
     
  5. Scarlett O.

    Scarlett O. Well-Known Member

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    ...from http://www.uiowa.edu/~c032100/grammar/shva/
     
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