[b-hebrew] YHWH pronunciation
peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Aug 2 13:26:36 EDT 2005
On 02/08/2005 17:46, Vadim Cherny wrote:
>>>Iod is pronounced as a vowel in 3ms FT, and there is no evidence
>>>whatsoever that it ever was pronounced as consonant, at least as 3ms FT
>>>If you are inclined to dwell into this issue, it is my belief that iod in
>>>3ms FT is mater lections derived from he in 3ms nouns. A similar process
>>>made iod 2fs FT suffix where we could expect he.
>>No Hebrew word, that is ZERO!, starts with a mater lectionis.
>That is an assumption, not a fact.
>Definite article, aleph in Aramaic, may be a contrary example.
It is not a counter example, because the he in the definite article is
clearly pronounced. If you don't accept this, then provide me with a
proper counter example.
>>A suffix is a suffix and cannot be separated off as part of a word. If
>>the final -iy suffix were to be written separately, it would need to be
>>prefixed with alef, as in the word 'iy = "island, coastland".
>I don't see the point.
The point is simply that Hebrew words NEVER begin with vowels.
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