[b-hebrew] Re: PS /g/
uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 14 22:44:18 EST 2004
Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
.....Phoenician certainly had Samekh.
Does anyone remember a case of Phoenician Sin (that is, of a Shin being used
for an /s/)?
Not off hand,( can't locate my KAI at the moment).
It it is interesting that there are are cases where the persumed proto-Semitic Sin becomes a Shin in BH -- compare Shams in Arabic to Shemesh .
Also, one should keep in mind that the original Tha did not have a special letter in Heb., and other NW Semitic dialects, and becomes a Shin in BH -- compare Thaur in Arabic to Shor.
Does anyone have a definite idea about the difference in original pronounciation between the Samekh and the Sin?
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