[b-hebrew] Perception influenced the origin of the Hebrew alphabet?
George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Thu Jan 21 19:26:11 EST 2010
> I would conclude the opposite. The fact that the language was
> already in existence gives evidence that they already had had a
> long time to have their perceptions developed. This only goes
> to give more evidence that they perceived syllables in groups
> of allosyllables.
Sorry, James, but I don't follow the logic in that final sentence. It seems to be reading a concept, about which you've already concluded something, back into the pre-written stages of a language. Sorry, but I just don't think it works.
Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
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