composite sheva

A vowel combined with a sheva.

  • KHW calls them “composite shevas”.
  • This grammar classifies them as “half vowels”.
  • Others refer to them as “reduced vowels” (as here) or “very short vowels”.
  • This¬†video¬†calls them “compound shewas”.
  • This chart uses the word chateph-patah, chateph-qamats, etc. and classifies them as “reduced vowels”.

These are all different names for the same reality.