Word 78: לשונית (bl)

Surely this word appears in your dictionary.

But we should look for it in the singular masculine form: לְשׁוֹנִי, that means linguistic (male). We have here the feminine singular because it qualifies the preceding noun בְּחִינָה which is, as we saw, a feminine noun.

One may also think of ל being the well known preposition that means to, for. But this is not the case.

We thus get linguistic (female).

Pronunciation: l(e)shonit.

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