VadimCherny at mail.ru
Tue Mar 14 23:51:03 EST 2006
> >> But once you come to the realization that a shwa represents the lack
> >> of a vowel --- no more, no less --- everything because eaiser and more
> >> sensible.
> >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....)
I understood you saying in the quoted message that each schwa represents a
vowel. Thus, the question, what vowel is represented by schwa in niphal?
Again, I do think that the vowel was there originally (nzacer*), but
certainly not at the time of the Masoretes.
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