Re: Proto-Semitic (was Re: markjjones@HOTMAIL.COM)
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, March 13, 2005, 10:26|
On Mar 13, 2005, at 2:03 AM, Rob Haden wrote:
> 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
> recent? From a syntactic point of view, it would seem to be *older*,
> since it precedes nouns.
> - Rob
Why would that make it older?
"You know, I rather like this God fellow.
Very theatrical, you know.
Pestilence here, a plague there.
Omnipotence ... gotta get me some of that."
~ stewie griffin, _family guy_