pronunciation of הגעת

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Ali Smith

Senior Member
Urdu - Pakistan

Is the formal pronunciation of הגעת (when speaking to a man) "higa'ata"? Similarly, when speaking to a woman is the formal pronunciation "higa'at"? I know the colloquial pronunciations are "higata" and "higat" respectively.

  • Drink

    Senior Member
    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    I think this came up recently with השתגעת. No, it is not higa'ata, it is higa'ta. And while higa'at is a technically accepted alternative, since it is found in the Bible, more usually it's also higa't.

    I guess you pretty much answered the question yourself =)
    Sorry, that is incorrect.
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