[b-hebrew] YHWH pronunciation

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Tue Aug 2 17:01:31 EDT 2005


The major difference is that modern jews owe their language to a revival based on 
the limited corpus of the tanakh and so are not in a position to have the same 
wealth of experience as an ancient hebrew who knew the full range of the natural
language.

-----Original Message-----
From: Awohili at aol.com [mailto:Awohili at aol.com]
Sent: Tue 8/2/2005 7:08 PM
To: Read, James C; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] YHWH pronunciation
 
 
I do not wish to belabor the point, but many Jews today read unpointed  
(voweless) texts with complete comprehension, and this was the case even before  
the revival of Hebrew as a spoken language in Israel.
 
So, would the average  Tsabra instinctively know how to  pronounce YHWH 
correctly?  
 
Solomon Landers
 
In a message dated 08/02/2005 10:54:56 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk writes:

As with all  other verbs instincts would have guided a first language hebrew 
to the  correct pronunciation.
This is why the texts never needed a vowel  system.







This email has been scanned for all viruses by the MessageLabs Email
Security System.


This email has been scanned for all viruses by the MessageLabs Email
Security System.


More information about the b-hebrew mailing list