Hebrew Language/Tehillim 54

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Hello again:

אלהים שמע תפלתי

Where is the emphasis on the last word?  I cannot seem to find a cantillation mark to tell me.  

Also is שמע
an Aramaic word? Does biblical Hebrew use another work for hear?

Thank you as always.  Steve

Answer
Hi Steve,

Haazen (האזן) is another word with the same meaning as Shma. I don't think that shma is also an Aramaic word, but then, I am not an Aramaic expert.

In tfilati (תפלתי) the emphasis is on the first syllable, tfi.

Best,

Gaddy  

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