[b-hebrew] b-hebrew Uncancellable meaning and Hebrew verbs

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 3 19:46:02 EDT 2009

> There are major problems I see with David’s criticism. To list a few:
> One that I note, namely, that the difference between a dialect and a
> cognate language is only one of degree, not of kind. 

Karl, please provide linguistic substantiation on this point. That is a 
big claim you are making and one which I don't think is supported in the 
linguistic literature.

> So when he uses a
> dialect as an argument to try to prove his point, it is the same kind
> of argument as if he had used a cognate language, differing only in
> degree. 

No, Karl, that is not what I have done. I have not used dialect itself 
as an argument, but the system of language use within a dialect. It's 
analysed synchronically, so it's treated in and of itself. There's no 
problem then with using these examples.

Further, I presented actual language examplles from other languages, not 
dialects. But you simply went silent on them -- why?

> That he absolutely refuses to acknowledge that fact (his
> example of “plod”) undermines his argument. That’s why I stopped
> responding to him.

No, it doesn't undermine the argument for reasons stated above and 
elsewhere in response to you. Your claim is unsubstantiated. (And I note 
that you failed to address Martin Shield's criticism with your position.)

David Kummerow.

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