[b-hebrew] Initial Consonant Clusters in Biblical Hebrew

James Christian jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 13 07:38:35 EDT 2010

Also, thanks for your announcement "That's now how it works in
scholarship!". Many of us were wondering why you presented theories lacking
evidence as fact. Your announcement seems to explain to us why you feel this
approach is scholarly. For those of us who were still behind and not up to
date with how present scholarship works we were still under the misguided
impression that you needed evidence and were wasting our time with
presenting it to you. We won't bother anymore as we now know that this is an
exercise in futility given your summary of how modern scholarship works.

"saying something is likely when really you have no evidence for
it at all.  That's now how it works in scholarship!"

James Christian

On 13 June 2010 11:24, James Christian <jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi Yitzhak,
> not "likely" that there was an /sh/ either.  You and Karl and James have
>> a habit of saying something is likely when really you have no evidence for
>> it at all.  That's now how it works in scholarship!
> Excuse me! Was that attack at me absolutely necessary? I wasn't even
> participating in this discussion. Not only is your statement offensive but
> completely contrary to every participation I've made in discussions on this
> list. Any time I have offered a critique on your position it has been based
> on data and so your statement is completely unwarranted and not only
> gratuitously offensive. I think you've just made it onto my list of people
> not worth bothering replying to anymore. A shame really. In the past I
> enjoyed debating with you.
> Anyway, I've invited list members to turn theoretical knowledge into
> something practical by getting involved in working with producing a
> generation grammar for b-hebrew. Of all the list members I thought could
> benefit from this exercise you, with your constant theoretical statements
> lacking data,  were the person I thought could benefit the most from getting
> involved in such an exercise. I was more than a little disappointed to see
> that instead of accepting such an invitation for an experience you could
> learn from you decided to insult me in a thread I had nothing to with and no
> intention of getting involved in.
> James Christian

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