[b-hebrew] Question on vowel

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Sun Mar 23 12:32:38 EDT 2008

I've thought about it some more and it seems to me that the form with qamats
is to be explained as an archaic form displaced by analogy.  While analogy is
a normal linguistic process which displaces older forms, the older forms
sometime survive in restricted contexts.  One would still have to figure out
the exact analogy, however.

Yitzhak Sapir

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