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Most nouns with a pronoun suffix and end with a short vowel have a dagesh chazak added. Examples: עַמִּי, כֻּלּוֹ, בָּתֵּינוּ. However, the word כִּנְאֻמֶךָ (in Emes Veyatziv) does not have a dagesh in the mem. Why not?

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Is this on topic? – Double AA Jan 7 '14 at 1:15
The dagesh chazak in bateinu is an exception dagesh. No rules should be learned from there. – Double AA Jan 7 '14 at 1:15
@DoubleAA Why might this not be on topic? – Ypnypn Jan 7 '14 at 2:41
Hebrew language is not a reason for a question to be on topic. – Double AA Jan 7 '14 at 2:42
@DoubleAA Language of prayers is – Isaac Moses Jan 7 '14 at 2:50

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