stoneyb at touchwood.net
Tue Mar 14 12:09:18 EST 2006
My linguistics professor Fr.Dr. von Raffler-Engel laid great stress (to
what end I no longer remember) on the methodological distinction between
the absence of a vowel and the presence of the Null-vowel. The Masoretes
seem to have inclined toward the latter.
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[mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dr. Joel M.
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] shwa
>> But once you come to the realization that a shwa represents the lack
>> of a vowel --- no more, no less --- everything because eaiser and
>What vowel is lacked in nizcar? Interconsonantal schwa represents not a
What do you mean, "what vowel is lack[ing]"? There is no vowel.
That's what lacking means. (It's like the absurd question in _Catch
22_ about someone who never did something. He is asked WHEN he didn't
do it. He is forced to answer that he always didn't do it....)
Joel M. Hoffman
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