[b-hebrew] ואילילה Micah 1:8

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Jul 21 17:25:09 EDT 2013

"People" did not write the HB. Spoken Hebrew has its purposes, and BH  
has its purposes.
I doubt that King David mundanely spoke to his wives and children in BH.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Jul 21, 2013, at 5:16 PM, Chris Watts wrote:

> Well that is exactly the same as saying that 15th century literary  
> dutch  or shakespearen literature was never spoken.  How can people  
> not speak the language they write?
> Chris Watts
> Ireland
> On 21 Jul 2013, at 21:04, Isaac Fried wrote:
> Your assumption that biblical Hebrew was ever spoken is possibly a  
> historical fantasy.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Jul 21, 2013, at 7:14 AM, Chris Watts wrote:
>> Modern hebrew of course has the three tenses now, but
>> biblical hebrew spoke with two distinct forms only and then varying
>> combinations of these two distinct forms would communicate the past
>> present and future in their evryday lives.

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