frankha at post.tau.ac.il
Mon Oct 17 07:46:32 EDT 2005
Greek transcriptions of Hebrew in the LXX have been studied long ago by
One has to take into account that Greek plosives may differ from the
Hebrew and Aramaic plosives (which also are not necessarily identical,
think of Dutch and German).
In any case, Syriac has a special notation for the Greek >pi<,
differentiated from Syriac Pe/fe by a
dot <above but to the left of P/Fe, which are recognizable by dot
above and under the graph respectively
(Brockelmann, Syrische Grammatik § 10). Hence Greek/Semitic graphemic
comparability does not entail phonological identity.
All the best,
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