Mesha Stele and the Tetragrammaton

Eduardo M. Acuna eacuna at mail.giga.com
Sun Feb 18 01:46:56 EST 2001


> Hi all
> 
> with regards to Eduardo saying
> 
> <quote> the most likely pronunciation of YHWH is: Ieoua </quote>
> 
> and Rolf saying
> 
> <quote> IAW  probably stands for /iahu/, /iehu/, /iaho/ or /ieho/ </quote>
> 
> Just how do you pronounce Ieoua, iahu, iehu, etc.,
> 
> Provided answers to be in IPA, or at least give the IPA names for the letter
> sounds (ie voiced bilabial fricative - BTW the B, in Greek, IABE would in
> late Roman times be pronounced like this, as it merged with U (=W) which had
> also became a voiced bilabial fricative).
> 
> BTW is Ieoua legal in Scrabble?
> 
Are you asking for the pronunciation of the vowels? Vowels that are common
to all human languages? Maybe you have not recognized them, see: Iehouah =
ieoua; which by rearranging the order we have: aeiou.
Perhaps they got scrabbled in your head?
Eduardo.



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