[b-hebrew] qamatz gadol qamatz qatan
if at math.bu.edu
Fri Jan 27 09:09:08 EST 2012
The lack of vowel after the S of ASNAT is in line with the
NAQDANIYM's habit of economizing on the number of vowels in a Hebrew
word, giving thereby the language a crisp pleasant (at least to my
ears listening to my lips) sound: NAP$-KA, B-$IBT-KA, U-B-LEKT-KA, U-
If I understand it correctly, you are saying that the double n in the
Greek rendering of the name is merely to indicate that the stress is
on NE – to read the name as aseNEt.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Jan 26, 2012, at 8:01 PM, K Randolph wrote:
> Look at the Masoretic points, and you can see that the second vowel
> had completely dropped out by the time of the Masoretes. What the
> doubled consonant following that second vowel in the LXX indicates
> is that the preceding vowel is unstressed at the time of the LXX
> pronunciation, but still present.
> But even the LXX pronunciation is not the same as Biblical
> pronunciation. The latter has been lost, and I see no way it can be
> recovered. But we can still read the text.
> Karl W. Randolph.
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
> In Gen. 41:45 I see the name אסנת transliterated by the LXX as
> Ασεννεϑ (why the double n?)
> In Gen. 26:34 I see the name בשמת transliterated by the LXX as
> Βασεμμαϑ (why the double m?)
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
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