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?=
> 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
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|)