[b-hebrew] Ayin and Ghayin
kwrandolph at email.com
Mon Oct 31 09:15:27 EST 2005
The impression I got from the article you linked to, which I
downloaded and read, was that his certainty level was
pretty high. He was so certain that he made audio files of
Greek pronunciation which he claimed represents certain
He also admitted that the article was short and gave only
a brief overview of the data, not a detailed study, and in
the detailed studies he may have admitted to greater
uncertainty than a brief overview had room for.
At the very least, he claimed a much greater confidence
than what the evidence admitted to warrants.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peter at qaya.org>
> On 30/10/2005 18:42, Karl Randolph wrote:
> > ... how can we claim, as Randall Buth claims, that we can know
> > exactly how ancient people pronounced their languages? ...
> Has Randall Buth claimed this? From what I remember he recognised
> that there was significant uncertainty, but that his version
> represents the most probable reconstruction based on the limited
> available evidence.
> -- Peter Kirk
> peter at qaya.org (personal)
> peterkirk at qaya.org (work)
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