Eve/Chavvah.

Trevor Peterson 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.

Trevor Peterson
CUA/Semitics




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