[b-hebrew] Initial Consonant Clusters in Biblical Hebrew

George Athas George.Athas at moore.edu.au
Sat Jun 12 08:20:46 EDT 2010


Jim,

Consonant clustering occurs within a single syllable. It doesn't apply across two syllables. So the reason Hebrew has no problem with a word like Ka$Ra is because it has no consonant clustering.  It has two distinct normal syllables: Ka$-Ra. There is no consonant clustering here. Your theory depends on Hebrew trying to deal with consonant clustering in this word, but it's just not there to begin with.

GEORGE ATHAS
Moore Theological College (Sydney, Australia)
www.moore.edu.au




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