It's a משקל סגולי. Treat the sheva as you would treat the sheva in words such 
as כַּלְבִּי or מַחְתַּרְתִּי: moladti.
I'm assuming those who added the e did it instinctively, or thought it was a 
sheva na’ based on pronunciation + the segol under the dalet in מולדת.
The dagesh in the tav is a good sign that the sheva is NOT na’, but with 
biblical words it's always better to double-check.


Janet Shamir
Hebrew Cataloging Department
National Library of Israel

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Subject: [Heb-NACO] moladeti or moladti

I would think it’s the latter, but there are many records (PCC and DLC) with 
the former. There is a sheva under the dalet and the taf has a dagesh and a 
hirik (מוֹלַדְתִּי). As far as I can tell the sheva is not na’ (and if it’s 
merahef, it’s also disregarded per romanization rules), so then why the e after 
the d? We’ve long established that pronunciation is not the arbiter, the 
vocalization is, so what am I missing?

Thanks, Jasmin

Jasmin Shinohara
Hebraica Cataloging Librarian
University of Pennsylvania
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6206
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