Queen Etnachta - אֶתְנַחְתָא
highlight color: orange
Queen Etnachta's symbol looks like a wishbone:
She acts like a COMMA: the voice goes up and her caravan is followed by a pause.
Listen to Queen Etnachta and practice her tun a few times.
King Etnachta can have up to three Servants. Listen to and practice each of them.
Practice each of the following phrases. Check yourself by playing the audio for each line.
Now get out your V'ahavta Highlighting Exercise page and an orange highlighter.
There are 5 Etnachta phrases in the V'ahavta. Find the first word with an Etnachta symbol under it and highlight it orange.
Then go backwards, word by word, to see which words have Servants that can serve Queen Etnachta: Mercha, Tipcha, or Munach.
Hint: The two dots (:) on top of the word is a different Royal, so you can't go back past that!
Highlight the Servants orange as well.
Then figure out which of the Practice Lines above are the same pattern as the phrase you just found.
Repeat for all 5 Etnachta phrases in the V'ahavta, and check your answers below!
Also important to note: Whenever there is a hyphen (-) between words in Hebrew, it counts as one word. While we might count a hyphenated phrase like "top-notch" in English as two words, in Hebrew, the hyphen makes the words into a single unit. So, for instance, "אֶת-כָּל-מִצְוֹתָי" counts as one Hebrew word, not three.
And then it always ends with...
Queen Etnachta always has at least one Servant by her side, but not all of them travel with her every time.