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Re: Does Hebrew have these Latin sounds?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, October 4, 2004, 21:02
On Oct 4, 2004, at 8:38 PM, Rodlox wrote:
>> I think a-e ligature stands for Latin ae [aj] and for when Latin >> borrows >> Greek ai (same diphthong). The o-e lig is Latin oe, Greek oi [oj].
> okay, now that that issue has been clarified (much thanks, > everyone!) > those sounds occur in Hebrew? Roman-era, basically.
Quoting from a previous message... From: Subject: Re: [CONLANG] Hebrew? Date: October 1, 2004 11:24:35 AM IDT To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU On Oct 1, 2004, at 10:59 AM, Rodlox wrote:
>> On Oct 1, 2004, at 2:49 AM, Rodlox wrote: >>>> Your message came through to my computer with a lower-case aesh and >>>> a >>>> capital aesh, and then a lowercase OE ligature ("oesh"?). Those >>>> don't >>>> seem to make sense in context, so what were you actually asking >>>> about?
>>> one looks like a conjoined AE....and hte other, like a conjoined >>> OE. >>> btw, what's a "ligature"? *curious*
>> Oh, then that *is* what you meant? >> "ligature" = more than one letter written as one. i.e. your >> 'conjoined' letters. >> So the question is, what *sounds* do you mean by AE and OE? I can >> think of a number of possibilities for each one, based on their use in >> Latin, Old English, Modern English, French, and other languages.
> the sounds of Latin/Classical Greek/Hebrew.
Okay, i don't know about Greek, but from what i've read, in Latin, |ae| and |oe| (sometimes spelled ligature'd) represented /aj/ and /oj/, i.e. diphthongs beginning with /a/ (for AE) and /o/ (for OE) and ending at /i/. Hebrew does have these sounds. For example: _day_ /daj/ (sounds like English "die" in my dialect) = "enough" _goy_ /goj/ = "nation" or "Non-Jew" -Stephen (Steg) "it's easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission." ~ walter slovotsky, _guardians of the flame_