[b-hebrew] Mishnaic Hebrew

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Wed Nov 23 17:02:10 EST 2011


> increased use of what appear to be materes lexionis (I am on record in that
> I doubt that materes lexionis were used pre-Babylonian Exile and those
> found in the text were full consonants). In other words, you want to see an

What does orthography have to do with a language?

(In my opinion, the different usage of matres lectiōnis in some
books of the Hebrew Bible can only show to which degree a particular
book was transmitted orally or in writing and doesn't say anything about
when the book was composed nor does it say anything about its language...)

P.

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EA 355:001  DU DU DU DU
EA 355:002  TU TU TU TU
EA 355:003  NU NU NU NU NU NU NU
EA 355:004  NA NA NA NA NA
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