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Re: marking descent in Carthage?

From:Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>
Date:Sunday, December 5, 2004, 2:49
Rodlox wrote:
> 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* > > thanks. > >
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_. s. -- To be sure, to be sure Stephen Mulraney