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

  • I have seen it also called a maqel.
    – user432944
    Jun 12, 2014 at 10:58

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