[b-hebrew] Qof vs Ayin
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Tue Jul 6 20:44:59 EDT 2010
Coming off the Kiddush/Edush thread, it reminded me of a sound change
that --- if I remember correctly --- occurred sometime around mid-1st
mill. BCE concerning pronunciation of Qop and `ayin in Hebrew. However,
I can not recall which direction it went (qop=>ayin or ayin=>qop), or in
what circumstances the sound change would occur. If I try to remember,
I have a vague memory that 'ayin would sometimes, under some kind of
circumstance, become qop, but... as I said, this is a vague, hazy
memory. I think the hazy memory might be right as I can think of an
instance in TaNaK where that may be a factor.
Could someone clarify which direction, what morphological circumstances,
and what time frame this likely occurred?
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