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When reading Torah, many people (myself included) use a distinct tune when a kadma and a zakef katan appear on the same word (or two words joined with a makaf); e.g. from Sh'mot 34:1:


Yet I have not been able to find discussion of this anywhere. What is the name for this set of notes read in this way?

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I've always heard it called a Pashta Kattan. – Double AA Jun 12 '14 at 2:59
I have always said this as pashta zakef gadol although I have never heard a name for this combination – Daniel Jun 12 '14 at 4:14
"Mesorah" (15c) – Seth J Dec 9 '14 at 21:35

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The first sign is called a מתיגה (and the second a זקף קטן as usual).

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I have seen it also called a maqel. – user432944 Jun 12 '14 at 10:58

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