https://www.sefaria.org/Gittin.85b.12?lang=bi&with=all&lang2=en. The gemara says that there are two words in a get (Jewish divorce document) that should be written with three consecutive yods: דיתיהוייין דיתיצבייין, to avoid a misunderstanding by reading them wrong. See Rashi and Tosefos there for some information. I wonder if someone could explain the pronunciation of both the correct and incorrect possibilities, and especially enough Aramaic grammar so that I can understand what the choices are.

  • Are the pronunciations indicated in your Sefaria link not sufficient?
    – magicker72
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 19:28
  • Well, I need an explanation for that as well. I asked what they mean, but I guess also, How do the three yods help you get that and not something else?
    – MichoelR
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 19:31
  • I do note that there are no triple yods anywhere in Tanach, and nowhere else in the Talmud. This does not seem to be a normal spelling for anything. What's going on?
    – MichoelR
    Commented Nov 22, 2021 at 23:25
  • See the Rambam on this who discusses that one may mistakenly think one is referring to 2 women if two yuds are placed ,so 3 yuds are added to note that we are talking about about 1 woman only. It seems like the correct way to read it is with a chirik ,and not with a tzeirei .
    – sam
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 3:16
  • Well, I think Rashi says that too, about the two women.
    – MichoelR
    Commented Nov 23, 2021 at 3:31


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