[b-hebrew] Re: PS /g/

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Wed Nov 17 01:25:56 EST 2004


In a message dated 11/16/2004 10:14:17 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
MarianneLuban at aol.com writes:


> In the orthography, samekh was written very many times with Egyptian /T/, a 
> 
> grapheme of unknown value, which later became interchangeable with Egyptian 
> /t/ 
> and lost its original sound.  I can't swear to the accuracy of this, but it 
> may be that /T/ once had the value of the Castilian vocalization of the c in 
> 
> Barcelona as "Barthelona". Not quite the same as the English dipthong 
> "th"--but 
> something near.
> _______________________________________________

I suppose it would be helpful to give som examples.  "sofer", scribe, written 
in Egyptian as "TwpAir". "suf", reed, "Twf" or "Twfy".  



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