Talk:Mem

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Final-mem being used in the middle of a word[edit]

The article reads:

The final form of Mem is used in the middle of a word only once in the Bible. In Isaiah 9:6, it says:
  • לםרבה (לְמַרְבֵּה) הַמִּשְׂרָה וּלְשָׁלוֹם אֵין-קֵץ.
  • That the rule may be increased, and of peace there be no end.

That's quite interesting, but why is it so used? Why didn't they use a non-final mem, to make למרבה? What difference does it signify?  :o) — OwenBlacker (Talk) 17:06, 25 October 2007 (UTC)