[b-hebrew] Phonemes versus phones
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 11:25:21 EST 2010
On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 7:40 AM, James Christian
<jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com>wrote:
> … Could it be that our modern
> perception of consonants and vowels is influencing our theories on the
> perception of the ancients who implemented this alphabet.
> James Christian
Less than 24 hours ago, Yitzhak Sapir, our resident literature discovery
wizard, posted a link to an interesting article that show how people, with
no linguistic knowledge nor ability to read (other than recognizing that
other people used symbols on paper to read) perceived the minimal units of
language to encode in their writing systems. That link is:
I think this has implications as to how we perceive the Hebrew alphabet.
Karl W. Randolph.
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