13 Clause Introducers
13.1 The Conjunction ו (Waw copulativum)
Normal Form as Prefix
The conjunction ו (“and/but/that”) is combined to form a unit with the following word (proclitic). Normal form: upbeat syllable with Schwa mobile:
The connection with the following word is partly the same as with the prepositions ב, ל and כ (→ § 12.3).
Different than with ב, ל, כ
13.2 Relative Particle שֶׁ (Schin prefix)
Above all in poetry and later prose, Schin prefix occurs with the same meaning as אֲשֶׁר:
In the first letter of the following word stands Dagesch forte.
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