Re: New contribution

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Wed Apr 28 2004 - 16:45:12 EDT

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    On 28/04/2004 12:15, Peter Constable wrote:

    > ...
    >Unless there are behaviours in Phoenician that distinguish it from
    I can't see anything in Phoenician (apart from the numbers) which
    distinguishes it structurally from a subset of Hebrew. In fact that
    subset is exactly the unpointed Hebrew subset used by most modern Hebrew
    users. The best argument that Michael has is that Phoenician glyphs look
    very different from Hebrew glyphs. But the variation of some Latin and
    Cyrillic letters can be just as great. For that matter, modern cursive
    Hebrew is almost as far from reference glyph Hebrew as Phoenician is
    (and quite illegible to me!), but no one has proposed encoding it

    Perhaps the Hebrew list is the best place to discuss the distinction
    between Hebrew and Phoenician.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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