[b-hebrew] About Dagesh's

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Thu Jun 19 20:42:44 EDT 2008

On Fri, Jun 20, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Yitzhak Sapir <yitzhaksapir at gmail.com> wrote:

> Possibly, the Sade
> caused the p in the first syllable to become emphatic.  In other words, in
> special cases where aspirated [pʰ] was postvocalic, and in the same syllable
> as [sˤ], we had [pʰ] > [pˤ].  In turn, the Greeks transcribed it with
> a pi instead
> of phi, just like emphatic k (quf) and t (teth) were transliterated
> with a kappa
> and tau, and not chi and theta.

... giving [sˤipˤpʰoran] and [sˤipˤpʰori], respectively.

Yitzhak Sapir

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