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Shmot 31:4 says

לַחְשֹׁב, מַחֲשָׁבֹת; לַעֲשׂוֹת בַּזָּהָב וּבַכֶּסֶף, וּבַנְּחֹשֶׁת

Why does the word לחשוב have a shvah under the chet when normally a Peh-Gronit shoresh in the Pa'al binyan has a chataf-patach under the first shoresh letter in the שם הפועל?

I know that I have seen the same word spelled with a chataf-patach in Chumash before. Also, the following word has a chataf-patach where I would expect it to be.

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What's the difference between a Shva na and a chataf patach? –  Double AA Feb 19 at 20:38
    
@DoubleAA What do you mean? A chet cannot take a shva-na as far as I know. The shva under this chet is a shva nach, but a Peh-gronit is supposed to take a chataf patach in this situation. –  Daniel Feb 19 at 20:43
    
@DoubleAA Let me partially retract that statement. I am pretty sure that a chet cannot take a shva-na as the first letter of the shoresh (at least in a Pa'al verb) –  Daniel Feb 20 at 18:03
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