[b-hebrew] Beit/Veit

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 12:30:14 EDT 2009


Ari:

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 9:13 AM, AMK Judaica <amkjudaica at hotmail.com> wrote:

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> karl,
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> is the idea of matres lectiones any more of a modern understanding than the
> understanding that every consonant might have been followed by a vowel?
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> also, i thought (but could be wrong) that ancient texts without mater
> lectiones are extant from cognate languages. i.e., it's not a modern
> "understanding"?
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> kol tuv,
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> ari kinsberg
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> I did not say it is more modern, rather that that is the understanding
among most researchers at this time. All I intend here is to raise a
question.

As for cognate languages, well, they are cognate languages, and the
different spelling may have denoted different pronunciation. Again, we don’t
have enough evidence to say with any degree of certainty.

Karl W. Randolph.



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