Re: Goblin? errrr... Greek, Latin and Hebrew phonology
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 15, 1999, 23:22|
On Fri, 13 Aug 1999 11:26:37 -0600 Ed Heil <edheil@...> writes:
>Hebrew 'beth' can represent [v] as well as [b], but as I understand
>it this is a mutation, not a normal sound change, right? But the
>result of it is that Hebrew has two symbols for [v]; hence the
>spelling confusions you mentioned.
I'm not sure what the difference is between a mutation and a "normal
Hebrew /b/ is pronounced as [v]:
1. at the end of a syllable, i.e. [HErEv]
2. after a 'long' vowel, i.e. [SOvaT]
3. following a shva-na`, i.e. [l@vaD]
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