[b-hebrew] yhwh pronunciation

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 25 22:43:38 EDT 2005



Yitzhak Sapir <yitzhaksapir at gmail.com> wrote:
...."l:(ebed"
(with seghols), which is transliterated "laabd" in Ps 36:1"}...., 

    That the original pronounciation of this noun was "abd" is clear  from: 

  A. declensions in MT Hebrew -- "abdi" etc. 

   B. from Arabic where this form is preserved to this day. Compare the PN "Abdallah".

   ..."m:lakim ("kings") (from "*malkim", here with a patah)."....

  This too is simply the typical double plural of M. segohlites, where the long vowel, in this case Qamatz under the L represented the last vowel of the first plural, to which the standard   --IM  was eventually added.

   Uri



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