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Re-articulate a sound repeated after a maqaf?

There is some discussion about the matter in Berakhot 15b, relating to the precise reading of the Shema and it's subsequent sections. The phrase בְּכׇל־לְבָבְךָ֥ is cited as an example of where one is ...
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Binyan identification in Ibn Ezra on Vayikra 18:3

הרגיל also has an intransitive meaning, "to be habituated." In a construction of הרגיל + infinitive I would translate it as an adverb (ירגיל ללכת = "habitually go"). There are some ...
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Kamatz Katan Question

There is no Kamats-kattan. In Tanakh, according to the vowel system we use today, stressed syllables never have a Kametz-kattan.
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Grammatical question related to SHEVA

I'm sure this has been hashed out before here already, and many of our users here are far superior grammarians, but ... here goes. We avoid starting a sentence with a double sh'va. Because to do so ...
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Vocalization of תצפה in נשמת כל-חי

The שערי תשובה on או"ח רפא אות א writes that anyone who says תְצַפּה is mistaken, and one must say תִצְפּה. However, the אבודרהם brings 2 פסוקים, each one supporting each version.
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Re-articulate a sound repeated after a maqaf?

From what I learned from my Aramaic speaking Torah teacher. In this instance you repeat the sound. The maqaf serves to indicate these words grammatically should be taken as one word in terms of ...
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What are the rules for sh'va na?

I want to simplify this whole thing for you: Shva is na at the beginning of a syllable. That’s pretty much it. Here are a some small notes, not so much “rules”: If an identical letter follows a Shva ...
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