[b-hebrew] Segol etc.
Dr. Joel M. Hoffman
joel at exc.com
Fri Oct 6 14:34:09 EDT 2006
>Besides, et is a very specific case. Any examples of regular words?
Lots of examples. BEN ("son") has the same alternation. So does SHEN
>Again, this is a specific case. Why, by the way, there couldn't be
>epenthesis at the word end? cotevt - cotevet.
Epenthesis only occurs between two consonants. (Your example of
cotevt/cotevet is not at the end of the word, but immediately
preceding the end.)
>The important thing about seghol is that it occurs either in specific
>epenthetic positions, or with specific consonants. No other vowel is relates
I don't thinnk so, but segol is certainly is not limited to
epenthesis, as we now seem to agree.
Joel M. Hoffman, PhD
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