[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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