The Development of the Biblical Hebrew Vowels

  title={The Development of the Biblical Hebrew Vowels},
  author={Benjamin D. Suchard},
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 sound changes, regardless of other factors like word meaning or part of speech. Many of the sound changes previously identified for Biblical Hebrew, however, seem to operate irregularly or only affect certain categories of words. Earlier attempts to make sense of these processes are either hindered by… 
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