[b-hebrew] According to the 'Commandment' of the Lord

George F. Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Jun 16 16:25:15 EDT 2004


On Wed, 16 Jun 2004 21:50:01 +0200 "wattswestmaas"
<wattswestmaas at eircom.net> writes:
> 
> Dear All,  Just a brief question concerning the expression: AL-Pi  
> (ayin
> lamed-peh yod) is this a semantic derivative from the hebrew word 
> PeH
> (Mouth)? If not then can someone enlighten me please.  If it is? 
> then why
> the 'peh-yod' change from 'peh-heh'?
> 
________________

It's not a change "FROM peh-heh" to peh-yod.  Rather it would seem to be
a reversion to its original form.  See BDB where it says "(prob. bilit.
[PW, PY]."

gfsomsel



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