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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. -Stephen (Steg) "it's a *thatch* hatchet!"