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N(a/o)m(i) (was: X-Bar Theory)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, July 26, 2002, 12:18
On Fri, 26 Jul 2002 10:33:57 +0100 =?iso-8859-1?q?bnathyuw?=
<bnathyuw@...> writes:
> isn't noam the same name as naomi, interpreted by > people with different readings of the hebrew vowel 'T' > ? > another gender-bending name then. like marian.
- They're both from the same root, |N3M| ("pleasant"), but they're different names: Noam is |no`am|, ['no3am] Naomi is |na`omi|, [nO:3O.'mi:] /3/ = `ayin, voiced pharyngeal fricative/approximant [O.] = ultrashort [O] If i'm reading the vowel alternations correctly, i think Noam means "pleasantness" and Naomi means "my pleasantness". -Stephen (Steg), brother of the Left-Handed Lithuanian "Dievas dave dantis, Dievas duos duonos" (with a dot over the E in |dave|)