I want to know if the Shulchan Aruch and Mishneh Torah are referring to a letter with a "dagesh chazak" which must be germinated or a elongated consonant when it writes "החזק" or it it referring to a "dagesh kal" which changes the actual pronunciation of the consonant to a soft pronunciation when the letter has the dagesh kal but the letter has a hard pronunciation without the dagesh kal.

I am asking this because wikipedia calls the dagesh chazak as a "strong dot/dagesh" and the dagesh kal as the "weak dot/dagesh".

  • It could reasonably be referring to both. After all both phenomena were given the same punctuation mark. – Double AA Aug 10 at 2:56
  • This question would be much easier to answer if you'd include the passages you refer to. And a much-easier-to-answer question is more likely to be answered, which is what you want, innit. – msh210 Aug 12 at 13:39

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