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
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