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To your question, “how would you indicate its existence while laining?” I have heard people try to express it in laining by pausing slightly between the “i” sound and the “oo” sound - i.e. reading it as if it were written: תָּבִי אּ וּ


Quoting R' Avraham DeBalmash: "lashon hakodesh contains all possible movements of the mouth, but there is controversy as to what letter signifies which sound", on which he elaborates between differrent methods. The yemenites have (some of them at least) kept the original pronounciation intact, where today many if not most Jews have lost some of the ...


The problem is based on the problem of whether the vav-hachibur that is marked with a shuruk and pronounced like "oo" in look is really a kubutz or a shuruk. Since kubutz is (according to R' Eliyahu Bachur) 'A movement between a shuruk and a chirik' and a t'nuaa k'tana (small movement) the rule will apply that if it's not emphasised a sh'va after ...


Short answer (as JoelK noted, see this one for more) -- disagreement among grammarians about cases like this. Listen to your favorite baal kriah read Exodus 7:29, about the frogs: וּבְכָה וּבְעַמְּךָ, וּבְכָל-עֲבָדֶיךָ All three of those "vet"s are in that same gray zone. As it was taught to me -- you can't start a word with two sh'vas, as you'd ...

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