Re: USAGE: Abugidas
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Friday, January 30, 2004, 0:04|
On Thursday, January 29, 2004, at 05:07 PM, Joe wrote:
> jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM wrote:
>> Well, if you like. But the Hebrew Bible is (normally) always written
>> vowel marks, so does that mean that Biblical Hebrew is no longer
>> with an abjad? I would say that an abjad gives greater weight to
>> than vowels, but abstain on the optional vs. required question.
> I'd suggest that 'wrting nglish lk ths' qualifies as abjad-oid.
> Were the Dead Sea Scrolls written with vowel marks?
Vowel marks hadn't been invented yet.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were written with an almost gaudy superfluence of
|imot qeri'a| / matres lectionis (=consonants used as vowel
place-holders), compared to the 'standard' Masoretic Hebrew Bible text
that we have. They even used more vowel place-holders than Modern
Israeli Hebrew does!
So for instance, while the word /qodSExO/ 'your holiness' would be
written |QDShK| in the Masoretic tradition, the Qumranites would
probably write it something like |QVDShKH|, with |v| place-holding for
the /o/ and |h| for the final /a/.
"brooklyn the holy / brooklyn profane
hearing some yiddish / no habla español..."
~ 'bruqlin' by ehud banai (translated)