06PETERSON at cua.edu
Mon Jul 8 11:45:04 EDT 2002
>===== Original Message From Ian Hutchesson <mc2499 at mclink.it> =====
>I would have thought that the Greek
>equivalent sound of khet was chi and of kaf was kappa.
>Perhaps the pronunciation of the Hebrew was different
>from what we understand it.
For khet, at least, I could see some question. As a pharyngeal fricative, it's
probably not close enough to the velar chi to merit a one-to-one
correspondence. Kaf might be a problem because of its potential to sound like
a kappa or a chi.
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