[b-hebrew] Evidence for three-syllables in the Tetragrammaton (was Re: [Can theophopric names with Yeho prefixes be derived from Yehovah or maybe from Yehowah or maybe from "Yahweh"?)
garthgrenache at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 2 20:40:05 EDT 2010
One has suggested that Yho- and -yahu represent
the first two of three supposed syllables in YHWH.
This suggestion seems to ignore that long o: can come
from semivowel-vowel combinations
such as -aw- in yawm > yom
and -wa- in 'achwat > 'achot.
Also, what vowel fills this proposed middle syllable?
Yeho-'s 'o:', or -yahu's 'u:'?
Choose either of these, and how did the other come about?
Another has shown that the second vowel of the theophorics
needn't preceed the 'w':
Yahwo could become yaho: or yahu:
Is it by loss of the final o that Yahwo could become yahu: ?
I suggest that
Yahwa- -> Yho:-
-yahw- + u (case marker) -> -yahu:
This explains the regularity of the difference in the vowels of Yho- and -yahu.
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