[b-hebrew] linguistics, was Re: Prov. 30:19
06peterson at cua.edu
Thu Oct 9 18:30:18 EDT 2003
> For me, the strongest evidence for Biblical Hebrew is
> precisely the surviving, unpointed, written documents. I
> think the points, particularly in bgdkpt and sin/shin,
> represent a later development of the language from a period
> after when Hebrew was no longer spoken in the home and on the
> street, but was the language of religion and high literature.
Then where do you suppose the rules of pronunciation for bgdkft
consonants came from? If they were from such a late stage of the
language, they did an awfully good job of constructing them as if they
had originated before various vowel reduction rules.
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