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Re: Proto-Semitic (was Re: markjjones@HOTMAIL.COM)

From:Rob Haden <magwich78@...>
Date:Sunday, March 13, 2005, 0:03
On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 22:44:15 +0200, Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>

>But then what if a new definite article develops, from a deictic or a >pronoun or whatever? Then the old definite article might become >understood as an indefinite article.
Is there any indication that the Semitic definite article *hal(-) is more recent? From a syntactic point of view, it would seem to be *older*, since it precedes nouns. - Rob


Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>