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Re: Goblin? errrr... Greek, Latin and Hebrew phonology

From:Ed Heil <edheil@...>
Date:Monday, August 16, 1999, 2:53
Steg Belsky wrote:

> 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]
Well, I may well have misused "mutation," but yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks. Ed Heil .. .... ...... "Heads of state who ride and wrangle Who look at your face from more than one angle Can cut you from their bloated budgets Like sharpened knives through Chicken McNuggets." --Cake, "Nugget"