[b-hebrew] dagesh in hebrew

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Apr 24 07:11:11 EDT 2011


1. I am not interested in Arabic.
2."Gemination" doe's not exist in present-day Hebrew because it is  
annoying and unnecessary. There is no evidence that it ever existed  
in Hebrew.
3. Stress is, indeed, used now in Hebrew for distinction as in rAcu,  
'they ran', versus racU, 'they wanted', or sAar, 'storm', versus  
saAr, 'he was agitated.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Apr 24, 2011, at 2:45 AM, Randall Buth wrote:

>>
>
> 3. There is no "gemination" today, >
>
> Arabic speakers don't know what you're talking about.
> They have lengthened vowels and lengthened consonants,
> aka 'gemination'. But once meaningful length drops,
> then it is gone, like Greek and Hebrew.
>
> Randall Buth
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