[b-hebrew] Perception influenced the origin of the Hebrew alphabet?
jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 21 19:33:52 EST 2010
What doesn't work? Alphabets are indicative of perception. The conclusion is
from the data. Not the other way round. I conclude that their perception was
syllabic because that is what the data suggests.
2010/1/22 George Athas <George.Athas at moore.edu.au>
> > 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.
> GEORGE ATHAS
> Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
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