[b-hebrew] Two X letters
klriley at alphalink.com.au
Tue Oct 23 20:57:39 EDT 2007
The claim is that the Hebrew X represents two sounds, not that two letters
merged in Hebrew. It is believed by most Semiticists, so I am surprised you
don't consider it worth considering. But, that is your choice - you are
free to believe whatever you want to. I am curious, however, as to what you
would replace observation with as a tool - surely you would not support
theoretical speculation without any observed evidence?
From: Isaac Fried
Date: 24/10/2007 10:33:49 AM
Observation is overrated since you observe only a microscopic sliver
Of space and time. Then you still need to interpret you observations.
The claim that Hebrew had two "different" X letters that "merged"
Into the present letter is not worth considering.
Isaac Fried, Boston University
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