Re: Proto-Semitic (was Re: markjjones@HOTMAIL.COM)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 9, 2005, 9:46|
On Mar 9, 2005, at 4:38 AM, Steven Williams wrote:
> I heard it posited that the definite article /al-/ was
> /*hal-/ at some point in both Hebrew and Arabic, and
> the two langauges just dropped a different phomene in
> each of their respective cases. Makes some sense, at least...
That seems to be the most common theory, from what i've seen. I
learned a few more controversial ones in the class i took, one of which
i adopted for my Semiticonlang.
"it's a *thatch* hatchet!"