[b-hebrew] Genesis 31: 47 - Suffix -UT

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Nov 29 01:45:06 EST 2007


What you are saying now is intriguing. Do you think that a language  
is impossible with only an A vowel? Am I doomed trying to undo Dr.  
Zamenhof and invent a new AspArAntA?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 29, 2007, at 1:21 AM, David Kummerow wrote:

> Which is an erroneous, and -- as always it seems -- linguistically  
> unsubstantiated assumption on your part. Human beings are unable to  
> speak such a theoretical construct and has been proven through the  
> typological documentation of languages world-wide.
> Regards,
> David Kummerow.
>> David,
>> You have said
>> "Actually, I said, and have said, a lot more than that."
>> I know. I would greatly prefer, though, to stay focused on one  
>> thing at a time.
>> I have said it often and very clearly before, and I will say it  
>> again:
>> Every U and I in a Hebrew word is a universal identity marker [aka  
>> personal pronoun], invariably.  There is no such thing in Hebrew  
>> as a "vowel", except for A. The idea of the vowel is an alien  
>> carry-over into Hebrew from Indo-European grammar.
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>> On Nov 29, 2007, at 12:06 AM, David Kummerow wrote:

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