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Sometimes in the more modern seforim, I see an alternate spelling of סוגיה instead of סוגיא, with a Hei (ה) replacing the Aleph (א). Why is this? Also, is this done with similar words? For example, has anyone ever seen מסכתא printed as מסכתה?

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closed as off topic by Double AA, msh210 Jul 22 '12 at 23:54

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Out of scope??? – Double AA Jul 22 '12 at 22:06
I'm inclined to agree that this is out of scope, but with respect to the two examples given I believe that the classic forms are Aramaic so the modern examples are either the Hebrew equivalent or Hebraization – Yirmeyahu Jul 22 '12 at 22:21
@Yirmeyahu - You can give that as answer. – Adam Mosheh Jul 22 '12 at 22:42
@AdamMosheh He might not want to either because he has no source or so as not to encourage out of scope questions. – Double AA Jul 22 '12 at 22:46
@AdamMosheh Better proof: in Onkelos's translation of the Torah, there are three times as many words that end in Aleph as those that end in Hey. – Double AA Jul 23 '12 at 1:42