A neglected phonetic law: The assimilation of pretonic yod to a following coronal in North-West Semitic

@article{Garnier2012ANP,
  title={A neglected phonetic law: The assimilation of pretonic yod to a following coronal in North-West Semitic},
  author={Romain Garnier and Guillaume Jacques},
  journal={Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London},
  year={2012},
  volume={75},
  pages={135-145}
}
  • R. Garnier, Guillaume Jacques
  • Published 1 February 2012
  • Linguistics
  • Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London
This paper shows the existence of a pretonic assimilation of *y to a following coronal consonant (including *y from proto-Semitic *y and *w) in North-West Semitic languages. This rule, which has been obscured by analogy in each of the North-West Semitic languages, explains three independent sets of facts: the formation of irregular maqtal-s in Hebrew, Phoenician and Aramaic; the irregular conjugations of several verbs in Hebrew; and the plural formation of the irregular noun “house” in Hebrew… 

Tables from this paper

The Development of the Biblical Hebrew Vowels

In historical linguistics, the prevailing view is that sound change is phonetically regular: within one language variety, the same sound in the same phonetic environment always undergoes the same

Features of Aramaeo-Canaanite

One of the sub-branches of Central Semitic, Northwest Semitic, contains a number of languages with no established hierarchical relation among them: Ugaritic, Aramaic, Canaanite, Deir Alla, and

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 24 REFERENCES

A Grammar of the Ugaritic Language

Ugaritic, discovered in 1929, is a North-West Semitic language, documented on clay tablets and dated between the 14th and the 12th centuries B.C.E. The documents are of various types: literary,

A Phoenician-Punic grammar

Carefully selected examples from texts and dialects of the whole Phoenician-Punic period bring to life the grammatical description of this language. Included are fully vocalized Punic and Neo-Punic

A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew

This Grammar of the Hebrew language is one of the most complete such grammars in the English language. Already well known in its two-volume first edition [subsidia biblica n. 14], this is the most

IN: Eisenbrauns. Babel und Bibel 2; Orientalia et Classica, Papers of the Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies 8

  • Memoriae Igor M. Diakonoff. Winona Lake
  • 2006

Eisenbrauns, Babel und Bibel 2; Orientalia et Classica, Papers of the Institute of Oriental and Classical Studies 8

  • Memoriae Igor M. Diakonoff
  • 2006