[B-Greek] Epistemological question.

James Tauber jtauber at jtauber.com
Sat Nov 4 20:37:35 EST 2006

Contemporary descriptions, loan words (both ways), spelling errors,  
rhyme, onomatopoeia, knowledge of systematic sound change in general,  
interpolation based on all of these.

James Tauber
PhD Student, Linguistics, University of Essex

On 05/11/2006, at 12:38 AM, Zach wrote:

> How do we know how Biblical Greek sounded? Or Biblical Hebrew? Or  
> Latin?
> What methodology is used to determine how such languages were spoken?
> Hebrew and Greek exist in modern forms and are very much alive
> languages but Latin is used only for specialized purposes. Is it all
> just educated guesswork? Too bad the phonograph wasn't invented a few
> thousand years ago. :-)
> Regards,
> Zachary Uram
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