What is the difference between Torah with a taf and Sorah with a saf?

For example, in Tehillim 119, the word תורתיך or תורת is written about 20 times, half of the times it is written with a taf, and the others are with a saf. Is there a difference in meaning? Why is one chosen over the other?

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If it is either in the beginning of a verse, or after a “separating” cantillation, or if the previous word ends with a consonant, then it is a “Tav”

  • Thank you. So there is no difference in meaning? It is simply a grammatical rule? Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 1:48
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    That’s correct!
    – שלום
    Commented Apr 9, 2023 at 1:49

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