[b-hebrew] Arabic 'beats'

Uri Hurwitz uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 30 10:30:04 EDT 2007

"....E.g. Arabic Yaktubu = Ya-KT-TU-BU -four beats, one per 
consonant.  Salaam = Sa-la-a-m -4 beats = one beat per
   consonant released 
and one for the long vowel...."
     Sorry, I don't know what you mean. In your first example 
  there  are three syllables: YAK -TU- BU. No such thing as "KT".
  In the second example two syllables SA -LAM, the second with a
  long vowel ,and therefore transliterated sometimes with two 'A' s
  Uri Hurwitz

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