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Re: Ant: Re: Question about T and D

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 21, 2005, 18:16
On Sep 21, 2005, at 1:32 PM, caeruleancentaur wrote:
>> On Sep 20, 2005, at 7:26 PM, Steven Williams wrote: >>> The Semitic languages got their [T]'s and [D]'s >>> from the intervocalic and syllable-final >>> spirantization of plosives, commonly known by the >>> acronym 'begad kefat' (at least in Hebrew). >>> Simply put, the plosives [b], [g], [d], [k], [p] >>> and [t] fricativize into [v], [G], [D], [x], [f] >>> and [T]. This basic theme runs through Hebrew at >>> least.
> When I studied Hebrew at Cath. U. we learned the acronym as > begadkePat, thus making all the consonants stops, rather then > begadkeFat, with one fricative stuck in there. Our text was "An > Introduction to Hebrew" by Thomas O. Lambdin. > Charlie >
In Middle School i learned the acronym as _beged kefet_, with segolate patterning. -Stephen (Steg) "how do you make a /p/ without asphyxiating it?" [read: '...without *aspirating* it'] ~ my friend C