[b-hebrew] "Salt" Statue: Lot's Wife

Yaakov Stein yaakov_s at rad.com
Sun Oct 21 01:37:38 EDT 2007


Jim, 

I like your attempt, but there are problems with it.

The sound at the end of king would sound quite different to biblical
Hebrew speakers
from the one at the end of salt
(although in modern Hebrew the differentiation has been minimalized).
and BTW, ayin is not a "vowel-like sound" to a biblical Hebrew speaker.

The aleph in messenger is not merely a place holder here.

The word ML)K is used only for messenger, not for message.

Yaakov (J) Stein



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