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Patach

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The word for also in Hebrew, gam. The first vowel (the horizontal line) is a pataḥ.

Other Niqqud

Shwa Hiriq Zeire SegolPataḥ Qamatz Holam Dagesh Mappiq Shuruk Kubutz Rafe Sin/Shin Dot

Pataḥ ( , , Biblical: ) is a Hebrew niqqud vowel sign represented by a horizontal line underneath a letter. In modern Hebrew, it indicates the phoneme which is close to the " a" sound in the English word far and is transliterated as an a.

In Modern Hebrew, a makes the same sound as a qamatz, as does the (   , "reduced "). The reduced (or ) niqqud exist for , , and which contain a next to it.