Syllabification of מַלְכָּה?

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zadok
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Syllabification of מַלְכָּה?

Postby zadok » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:49 pm

I wonder if someone can help me clarify how to divide this word into syllables?

מַלְכָּה

My confusion is around the sheva, i.e.

מַ | לְ | כָּה CV,CV,CVC or
מַלְ | כָּה CVC,CVC.

I guess I don't know if the sheva can count as a vowel for the purposes of syllabification?
Zadok Salman

S_Walch
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Re: Syllabification of מַלְכָּה?

Postby S_Walch » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:11 pm

This may be useful for you: http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Gramma ... _nach.html

The above would give the pronunciation of מַלְכָּה as mal-kah.

Although my advice is to always not worry about the Masoretic syllables - the consonants are the main thing to look at :)
Ste Walch


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