[b-hebrew] cognate alphabet

Kevin Riley klriley at alphalink.com.au
Wed Nov 24 17:31:03 EST 2010

The *alphabets* have a common ancestor.  That is not the same as the 
*languages* being cognate.  As far back as there is reliable evidence, 
Greek and Hebrew are not cognate languages.  In terms of language, if 
there was a 'proto-Canaanite', then it is the mother of Hebrew, 
Phoenician, Moabite, Ammonite, etc, but not of Greek.

Kevin Riley

On 25/11/2010 4:41 AM, fred burlingame wrote:
> affirmative; the common parent = proto-canaanite.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_alphabet
> regards,
> fred burlingame
> On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Christopher Kimball<transcriber at tanach.us
>> wrote:
>> Is Greek usually considered a cognate language of Hebrew?
>> Chris Kimball
>> West Redding, CT
>> USA

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