"Non-Academic" Original Languages?

Andy Warren andy_warren at sil.org
Thu Dec 19 03:27:41 EST 2002


Trevor,

>  as a collection of
> literary dialects, it would probably be appropriate to say that [BH] was
never
> a spoken language as such.

Do you really believe this as strongly as this comment suggests?

Do you see a bigger distinction between literary and spoken Classical Hebrew
than you would think existed between literary and spoken French (a language
which, like Classical Hebrew, has an aorist which is largely restricted to
written language)?

What evidence do you find in the available spoken Classical Hebrew material
;-) which contrasts with the literary material?

Andy Warren
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