[b-hebrew] Why Semitic languages had no written vowels?

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sun May 1 20:25:40 EDT 2005

On 01/05/2005 17:51, Vadim Cherny wrote:

> ...
>I agree that piel is likely a late binyan. ...

You can assert this, but I don't think you agree with anyone else on 
this or on any of the rest of your entirely speculative reconstruction 
of ancient Semitic.


>I just don't know, but I assume there must be other alphabets in the world
>besides Semitic.
I don't think there are any which have arisen independently, not derived 
at least partly from Semitic. At least, that seems to be the view of 
some scholars.

Peter Kirk
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