[b-hebrew] The Zincirli stele: B vs. P

Kevin Riley 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.

Kevin Riley
-------Original Message------- 
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. 
Jim Stinehart 
Evanston, Illinois 

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