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Absol absolute form accompanied adjective apocopated called Chaldaic changed into short CHAPTER chataph compound vowel conjugation conjunctive consonant construction dagesh forte defective verbs denotes derived dropped dual euphony Exod followed by makkaph following letter following nouns future tense grammarians guttural Hebrew Hebrew Bible Hithpael Hophal Ibid imperative mood Infinitive Mood instances intransitive irregularly kamets Kimchi last radical last syllable last vowel likewise long vowel Metheg Milhel mixed syllable monosyllable NIPHAL nominative noun masculine noun plural noun singular nouns feminine paradigm paragogic participle pause accent penult person plural personal pronoun Piel placed plural number possessive pronoun preceding prefixed preposition Pret Preterite of KAL preterite tense proper name quiescent letter quiescent verbs radical letter regimen regular verbs retained root rule second radical Sheva short vowel simple syllable singular number sometimes changed suffixes take the accent termination thee third radical thou Verbs Quiescent word
Page 65 - Keri," we have learned to mispronounce as Jehovah. No one can tell now with any certainty what are its true vowels; probably it should be read as Yahveh. With such awe was the word regarded that it was forbidden to be uttered by any except the high priest, and by him only once a year in the Holy of Holies.1 On all other occasions the word 1 One old legend tells that whenever the high priest pronounced the name it was heard as far as to Jericho, but all the hearers immediately forgot it. Later stories...
Page 60 - In the case, however, of an ultimate short vowel taking the place of a long one, as for instance, the termination of the fern, construct, the accent retains its former position on that syllable, eg HJO, constr.
Page 3 - Letters are divided into five classes, according to the .organs by which they are pronounced.
Page 59 - A short vowel, when, contrary to its nature, it makes a simple syllable, must be accompanied by an accent ; by which its quantity is increased, and made equivalent to that of a long one ; thus in the word ^l?
Page 58 - A syllable consisting of n paragogic, or mobile, and its vowel of union ; which, as regards the accent, are not considered as forming an integral part of the word. GENERAL RULES OF POSITION.
Page 64 - And when, on the contrary, a word was thought wanting to complete the sense, the vowels alone were inserted in the text, and the word itself placed in the margin, with the note n'ri?
Page 62 - On account of the difficulty of enunciating two tonesyllables in immediate succession, any two accents, whether placed on the same word, or on two different words in juxtaposition, require a vowel, or at least a Sheva mobile, between them.
Page 64 - ... received opinion, were in some respect defective ; still the high degree of veneration in which these scholars held the sacred text, prevented their rejecting readings, however faulty, in which the manuscripts concurred. They accordingly suffered all...