Regarding the division of the taamim to those which are chased and those which are not chased.
These taamim are divided. One group in which one in which one is chased after its fellow, and the other one without chasing. Those from which chasing is held back from are six:
- Yetiv (and included in it is Pashta)
- Zakef, whether Gadol or Katon
The Pazer chases one after its fellow from two until five, while six or seven is not found. But there is one instance in Scriptures in which eight chase, and this is (Divrei Hayamim 1 15:18)
וְעִמָּהֶ֖ם אֲחֵיהֶ֣ם הַמִּשְׁנִ֑ים זְכַרְיָ֡הוּ בֵּ֡ן וְיַֽעֲזִיאֵ֡ל וּשְׁמִֽירָמ֡וֹת וִֽיחִיאֵ֣ל ׀ וְעֻנִּ֡י אֱלִיאָ֡ב וּבְנָיָ֡הוּ וּמַֽעֲשֵׂיָ֡הוּ וּמַתִּתְיָהוּ֩ וֶאֱלִ֨יפְלֵ֜הוּ וּמִקְנֵיָ֨הוּ וְעֹבֵ֥ד אֱדֹ֛ם וִֽיעִיאֵ֖ל הַשֹּֽׁעֲרִֽים
And where two chase, such as (Yehoshua 8:14):
And where three chase, such as (Divrei Hayamim I 25:4)
לְהֵימָ֑ן בְּנֵ֣י הֵימָ֡ן בֻּקִּיָּ֡הוּ מַתַּנְיָ֡הוּ
And where four chase, such as (Divrei Hayamim I 15:24)
וּשְׁבַנְיָ֡הוּ וְיֽוֹשָׁפָ֡ט וּנְתַנְאֵ֡ל וַֽעֲמָשַׂ֡י
And where five chase, such as (Nechemiah 12:36)
וְֽאֶחָ֡יו שְֽׁמַעְיָ֡ה וַֽעֲזַרְאֵ֡ל מִֽלְלַ֡י גִּֽלְלַ֡י
And those in which three, and no more, chase, are Zakef and Zarka.