[b-hebrew] About Dagesh's

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 05:38:16 EDT 2008


On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Yaakov Stein wrote:

> What was never clear to me was WHY the dagesh changes some of the
> BGDKPT letters in the way is does.

This process is called spirantization.  Hurrian is not very well known, but it
didn't have spirantization.  If I remember correctly from my articles at home,
it had devoicing in intervocalic environments, not spirantization.

Yitzhak Sapir



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