[b-hebrew] Transliterations from Hebrew to Greek to ? and theMassoretes

Kevin P. Edgecomb kevin at bombaxo.com
Wed Jun 18 18:08:44 EDT 2008

Yitzhak wrote:
> Why do you think this list signifies segholization?

I write:
I don't think it does.  But in comparison with the transliteration  
scheme of Origen: barasith versus brisith or birsith (note that  
Epiphanius will have been working with an eta already itacized), we're  
clearly dealing with the same process of the shortening/sharpening of  
vowels in the two centuries since Origen's time that segholization is  
likewise a symptom of.

Kevin P. Edgecomb
Berkeley, California

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