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Sometimes I hear מסֶכתא (pronounce: masechta) pronounced as מסִכתא (pronounce: masichta) by some people, particularly in Ashkenazi circles. Why is this?

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@HodofHod You also read it as moosookooyootoohoo? What a coincidence! – Double AA Jul 22 '12 at 22:29
@Adam, thanks for the clarification. Incidentally, I've still never heard that pronunciation. – HodofHod Jul 23 '12 at 0:21
Adam, maybe if you could narrow down what sub-group you've heard this from, we can try to fish out an answer, because I've also never heard this pronunciation. @doubleaa, that was a little obnoxious. Funny, but still. – Seth J Jul 23 '12 at 1:46
@AdamMosheh Unless you are implying that it is because of that book series that Ashkenazi people pronounce it that way, I don't think that's much of an answer. – WAF Jul 23 '12 at 2:27
@HebrewEnthusiast Welcome to Mi Yodeya and thank you for that tidbit. I've made it into a comment as it doesn't precisely deal with the word in question, but it is interesting none the less. You should definitely check out the Hebrew Language Proposal over on Area 51: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/36772/hebrew-language-usage – Double AA Aug 20 '12 at 7:35

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