[b-hebrew] The Zincirli stele: B vs. P
klriley at alphalink.com.au
Tue Nov 18 17:31:16 EST 2008
I think it may be more accurate to say that in some writing systems the
distinctions are not always made. B and P are not always distinguished in
cuneiform, that does not mean they were confused in speaking. You would
need to find a number of clear cases to support your argument that Hebrew
would confuse B and P in this way when taking words from another language,
particularly when it involves elements having B in Hebrew itself.
From: JimStinehart at aol.com
Date: 19/11/2008 9:09:58 AM
The point is that in going from one ancient language to another, B and P are
often in effect interchangeable.
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