- yad, yaDAHyeem, hand f יד , ידים
think: “ Yah, My hand holds a cuppa tea. “
- The yad is what is used to follow the text while reading the Torah scroll. It looks like a little pointer hand on a stick.
- Note that the “plural” is a dual form. This form is used for things occurring in pairs, like many body parts, including hands, do. The form is always patach under the final letter, with yod-chireq and mem sofeet. The emphasis always goes on the letter with the patach.
- Remember about the tea, because usually a closed syllable a-type vowel would be the short vowel. Qamets, which looks like a capital English "T" is the vowel under the first yod.
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