Semetic Linguistic Theory

Matthew R. Miller biblicalscribe at
Sat Aug 25 18:36:12 EDT 2001

Greetings all,
Ancient Semetic languages had no vowels in the written language. As we
know, even modern Hebrew newspapers are vowel-less. Question: Why did the
ancient Semetic/Indo-Asiatic peoples choose to write only consonants
without vowels? Is there any theory as to their reasoning? Were all human
languages this way? When and why were vowels introduced? Thanks, Matthew

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