[b-hebrew] Arabic 'beats'
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. :)
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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