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

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Thu Nov 29 02:26:08 EST 2007


Sorry, obviously this:

"[hi'] (3ms anaphoric pronoun)"

should read: "[hi'] (3fs anaphoric pronoun).

Regards,
David Kummerow.



> 
> Before I commit to what I said about entirely retiring from this 
> discussion:
> 
> 1. Typological analysis of known human languages has convincingly 
> demonstrated that human language minimally requires three vowels.
> 
> 2. Since you obviously do not understand phonemics, let me briefly 
> demonstrate: [hu'] (3ms anaphoric pronoun) and [hi'] (3ms anaphoric 
> pronoun) form a minimal pair allowing for the identification of the 
> phonemes /u/ and /i/. They are thus phonemes -- not identity markers. 
> The fact that they may be used as such is entirely secondary -- which 
> means that not every 'u' or 'i' is an identity marker. Other linguistic 
> criteria isolate these phonemes as vowels, distinguishing them from the 
> consonantal phonemes.
> 
> 3. The fact that you are oblivious to these facts necessitates that you 
> really should read up on basic linguistics and until you do so your 
> thoughts cannot be taken at all seriously.
> 
> Regards,
> David Kummerow.
> 
> 
> 
>> 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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