Quick Tip: How to Spot a Vocal Shewa

Joüon-Muraoka have, on pages 48-49 of their grammer, five “rules for identifying a shva mobile” (i.e. a vocal shewa):

  1. at the beginning of a word
  2. the second of two adjacent shewas
  3. after a full vowel
  4. under a consonant with a daghesh
  5. under the first of two identical consonants

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