Thursday, July 14, 2016

Watch out for that חיריק

(כ:י"ג)
הֵמָּה מֵי מְרִיבָה אֲשֶׁר רָבוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת ה' וַיִּקָּדֵש בָּם

The difference between וַיִּקָּדֵש and וַיְּקַדֵש is tremendous - to be sanctified or to sanctify. This is an easy mistake to make and an easy mistake to miss and should definitely be corrected. En garde!
(Note that there is an additional significant difference in the vowel underneath the ק. But for ספרדים, that might be insignificant.)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The difference between וַיִּקָּדֵש and וַיְּקָּדֵש is..
What about the second word? Isn't it a pi'el form? If so shouldn't it be וַיְקַדֵּש ? If I'm wrong please correct me! Bye
Agustìn

Shtikler said...

I'm not sure I understand the point you are making. Please elaborate. Thanks.

elie said...

נכון זו נ"מ בעיקר לקורא כספרדים
אצל אשכנזים יש הבדל בולט
בין קמץ לפתח

Anonymous said...

And I thought the we were finally going to have a discussion whether ravu is mil'el or milra