[b-hebrew] Reason in languages

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Dec 17 19:21:03 EST 2012


1. Indeed, without reason there is no evidence.

2. I fully agree with you that "Reason works in math, not linguistics."

3. What you call "The evidence" is pure fiction.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Dec 17, 2012, at 7:07 PM, K Randolph wrote:

> Isaac:
>
> Reason is not evidence.
>
> Reason works in math, not linguistics.
>
> The evidence indicates that King David would be hard pressed to  
> understand a single sentence in spoken modern Hebrew.
>
> Karl W. Randolph.
>
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
> It totally stands to reason that king David spoke modern Hebrew (No  
> WAYIQTOLs) to wives and children.
>
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
> On Dec 17, 2012, at 4:10 PM, K Randolph wrote:
>
>> Isaac:
>>
>> Just because Biblical Hebrew is a different language than the  
>> modern Hebrew that you speak doesn’t mean that it was never  
>> spoken. Since you’re making the claim, where’s your evidence that  
>> it never was spoken?
>>
>> Karl W. Randolph.
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM, Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu> wrote:
>> We are still waiting for your evidence that biblical Hebrew was  
>> ever spoken.
>> ---IF
>>
>> On Dec 17, 2012, at 3:26 PM, K Randolph wrote:
>>
>>> to interview a native speaker during Biblical times, would we  
>>> have found such an overwhelming use of Wayyiqtols in historical  
>>> narrative
>>
>>
>
>

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