[b-hebrew] Why Semitic languages had no written vowels?
shevaroys at yahoo.com
Tue May 3 15:22:47 EDT 2005
Would the writing implements used in ancient times
have had anything to do with the missing vowels? I
recall reading long time ago that some ancient
languages did not use the dots which were part of
their alphabets because of the difficulty in putting
these in stone inscriptions.
--- Stoney Breyer <stoneyb at touchwood.net> wrote:
> Oh, and also,
> -----Original Message-----
> Besides, many ancient writings are short, lacking
> No. The writings do not lack context; *we* lack the
> context. Presumably
> the readers for whom they were intended had access
> to the context.
> Stoney Breyer
> Writer/Touchwood, Inc.
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