[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Tue Jul 19 12:36:03 EDT 2005


On 19/07/2005 15:34, Read, James C wrote:

>... Plus the fact that the vast majority of Hebrew verbs are trisyllabic ...
>

This is not true. The vast majority of Hebrew verbs have roots made up 
of three consonants, it is true, but the most basic forms e.g. qatal, 
yiqtol are in fact bisyllabic. Mor to the point, similarly for nouns: 
most are bisyllabic, although some are trisyllabic. So this argument in 
favour of a trisyllabic divine name is not a good one.


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