From: Randall Buth (ButhFam@compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Apr 28 2001 - 14:45:03 EDT
>Thanks for the citation. It is interesting, no doubt. I'm wondering
>about one thing, though. If your reconstruction of 1st c. Koine
>pronunciation is correct, do you think the yod in the first syllable of
>the Mish. Heb. form of PETRA would indicate a later borrowing?
The two are unrelated.
Greek has an "i" vowel, written either EI or I
And Greek had a long/close "e" vowel written by H
and Greek had an open "e" vowel written either AI or E
Mishnaic Hebrew may write any of the above with or without yod.
My text of "petra" did NOT have yod.
>expect the yod to indicate an eta or iota in the 1st c., not an epsilon.
>Am I mistaken on the long-vowel connection of the mater,
Yes. See Qimron on DSS Hebrew.
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