When a letter stands vowelless at the beginning or in the middle of a word. it is referred to as a half syllable and is normally omitted when the letter stands at the end of a word (except final kap and sometimes final tav.
What is a vocal shewa?
How is it pronounced?
- it is a shewa placed under a letter that begins a syllable. if it is placed under a letter beginning a syllable it is always pronounced.
- it is pronounced as a very short, quick seghol (like the a in lament.
Shewa placed under a letter beginning a syllable is _____
Shewas following unaccented full-letter vowels are _____
shewas occuring back to back in the middle of a word follow this pattern:
the first is always silent
the second is always vocal
shewa placed under the strong dagesh is ____
both silent and vocal. The strong dagesh represents a doubling of the letter. therefore it is a back to back shewa situation. the first shewa is silent, the second is vocal.
When shewa occurs under the first of two identical consonants, it is _____
When a shewa is placed under a letter that closes or ends a syllable (either in the middle or at the end of a word) , it is a _________
silent shewa (unpronounced)
Shewa placed under a letter closing a syllable is _______
- in such cases the vowel preceding shewa is usually short and unaccented.
Shewa immediatley following an accented syllable is ____
when final kap is vowelless, it always takes a ______
shewas back to back at the end of a word are_____
what letters take a compound or composite shewa?
What is a compound or composite shewa?
when a shewa occurs under a guttural letter, it requires a short helping vowel to accompany it.
what three different short vowels join shewa to form the compound shewa?