[b-hebrew] dating of matres lectionis

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Tue Jul 26 16:56:36 EDT 2005

In a message dated 7/26/2005 7:49:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,  
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com writes:

The  Mesha stele also uses -h for apparently final -a, in bllh (in the
night,  line 15).

Do you understand the heh in BNH (line 18) "he built" to be a mater  
lectionis, i.e. bana?  Cross & Freedman so read it, developing from an  original 
*banaya.  I don't see how it could be consonantal.

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