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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 sound change". 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] -Stephen (Steg)
>Ed Heil >.. >....
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