[b-hebrew] Arabic 'beats'

Jason Hare jaihare at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 14:38:59 EDT 2007

I agree with what you say here, Uri. As far as I know, يَكْتُبُ (yaktubu) is
made of three syllables: yak- (ending with a ْ indicating the close of
the syllable), -tu-, and -bu. I just wanted to state my agreement. :)

Jason Hare
Rishon Le-Tzion (Israel)

Uri Hurwitz wrote:
> "....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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