[b-hebrew] Fw: WAYYIQTOL

Dave Washburn dwashbur at nyx.net
Thu Mar 11 10:19:35 EST 2004

On Thursday 11 March 2004 07:59, furuli at online.no wrote:

> As to what today is called WAYYIQTOL, WEYIQTOL and WEQATAL, they
> carefully followed what they heard in the synagogue as well. Because
> shewa and patah could be pronounced in a similar, or almost similar
> way (as an "a" sound), the pronunciation of the first syllable of all
> three forms could have been the same, or almost the same. 

Since the rest of Rolf's argument is based on this statement, I would have 
expected some defense of this claim.  But I don't see any.  In fact, their 
careful use of patah, hatef-patah and shewa suggests that there were 
distinguishable differences in pronunciation among the three.  If this is the 
case, as it seems to be, it negates the rest of the argument.

Dave Washburn
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