[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
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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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