[b-hebrew] T-SADE

Arnaud Fournet fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Fri Jul 23 05:46:39 EDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: James Christian
To: Arnaud Fournet


May I suggest to whoever offended Yitzhak to just give an apology (no matter 
how ingenuine) so that we can get on and discuss something useful. This 
definition of mythology discussion isn't going anywhere useful that I can 

James Christian


Maybe this has already been discussed before, but I have some questions 
about the affricate or non affricate pronunciation of (T)SADE.

Cantineau 1954 discusses a Greek manuscrit called Vaticanus of the 
Lamentations supposedly dating back to the IVth century AD, which mentions 
in Greek letters Tau-Sigma-Alpha-D-Eta as name of that letter. He infers 
from that document that the affricate pronunciation must be old and possibly 
the original one.
So I have a handful of questions about the presumed authenticity of that 
manuscrit, its dating and its relevance for TSADE or SADE, possible 
alterations or any reason to conclude in this or that direction, or not to 
conclude at all, or to prefer some other better reference for that issue. 
What should exactly be thought about that issue?

Many Thanks.

Arnaud Fournet

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