[b-hebrew] why?

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Sat Jul 3 22:26:00 EDT 2010

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 5:15 AM, Jason Hare wrote:
> Yitzhak,
> Arabic has ملك (malik) with short a and i. What caused you to write it
> as مالخ (maalikh)?
> Regards,
> Jason

Jason, this is from a Karaite transcription of the Bible into
Arabic letters found in the Genizah.  The specific document
in this case is BL Or. 2540, fol 16b, line 5.  These Karaite
transcriptions are important early witnesses to the Tiberian

Yitzhak Sapir

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