[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation

Harold R. Holmyard III hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Jul 20 10:10:46 EDT 2005


Dear James,

>Sorry for the mess up before. That's what happens when you join a
>discussion from memory without checking the grammar first.
>However, while you are quite right that a regular verb would be
>bisyllabic I'm sure you are all aware that regular roots are few
>and far between. And that the root hwh is anything but regular.
>Plus the general conception that this is a causative form. To the
>best of my knowledge pe guttural hiphils and hophals are trisyllabic.
>The evidence from the ancient names of a second long vowel o/u is
>insurmountable.

HH: Perhaps trisyllabic ones are the norm, but I don't think a rule 
can discerned. Consider the Hiphil imperfect of HLK, which is HOLIYK 
(two syllables).

					Yours,
					Harold Holmyard




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