[b-hebrew] Someone knows?
if at math.bu.edu
Mon Apr 18 15:57:44 EDT 2011
Some thoughts on KEN - KIN-O, LEB - LIB-O, etc. :
1. The augmented form KIN-O, 'his nest', with an "I" sound, evokes
the suspicion that it possibly preserves an older KIN noun form.
Namely, that in the distant past Hebrew lacked the O and E sounds,
and had to do with only the "basic" A, I, U sounds.
2. The fact that KIN-O has a dagesh in the letter N implies that the
xireq sound was the accepted reading already at the time of the DAG
$ANIYM, well before the time of the NAQDANIYM.
3. You are right that the "official" XASAR HANIYQUD spelling of KIN-O
is without a yod, but I do insert it whenever I think it may lead to
Isaac Fried, Boston University
On Apr 18, 2011, at 1:22 PM, Pere Porta wrote:
> one must carefully distinguish between the niqud and the unniqud.
> Noun אִמָּא, mum, is spelled )YMA) in the unniqud because
> nouns non strictly Hebrew and all the borrowings from foreing
> languages...... follow the rule of including a yod for the hireq.
> And so,
> אינטרנט, internet
> The "strict" Hebrew nouns having vowel hireq (sound "i") take no
> yod whenever the basic noun hasn't.
> Thus, QIN.FH, her nest (Pr 27:8) takes no yod because Q"N (Is 16:2)
> lacks it.
> Regards from
> Pere Porta
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