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

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Sat Jul 4 12:53:24 EDT 2009


On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 4:46 PM, David Kummerow<farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.

I’ve had to deal with both cognate languages and dialects in three
languages I speak (not counting Biblical Hebrew), hence for you not to
recognize the validity of the above statement shows greater ignorance
of linguistics than I expected. If you want literature to back up my
statement, go back to the Brothers Grimm, who did much of their work
with dialects for that very reason.

If I find your claims untrustworthy in areas where I can check up on
them, why should I trust your claims in areas where I can’t check up
on them?

I see no reason to continue this discussion.

Karl W. Randolph.

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