Re: marking descent in Carthage?
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 5, 2004, 2:49|
> okay, from what I've learned in this group thus far, the people of Carthage
> spoke a Semitic language.
> so, how did they mark lines of descent?
> ie, in Hebrew we have _ben_ (son of) and _bat_ (daughter of)...and in
> Arabic, we have _bin_ (son of) and _bint_ (daughter of).
> in Carthage, what would we have? *curious*
Well, _bn_ for "son of", as you can see from the sample of Punic (Carthaginian)
I posted earlier on in this thread. The Punic script was (like Arabic anc Hebrew)
a consonantal one, hence the apparant lack of vowel in _bn_.
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