[b-hebrew] Biblical Pronunciation of Waw and Ayin

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Aug 12 06:51:44 EDT 2004

On 12/08/2004 08:13, Kevin Riley wrote:

> ...
>>From memory, all Oriental Jews pronounce 'Ayin as in Arabic.  Thinking about
>it, almost all are from areas where Semitic languages are used, and now I am
>curious about the central Asian Jews - anyone know?
The Mountain Jews of the Caucasus have separate letters in their 
alphabet representing ayin and het, showing that they retain distinct 
pronunciations although I am not sure what they are.

Peter Kirk
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peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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