Re: New contribution

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 14:43:17 EDT

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    On 29/04/2004 07:48, Patrick Andries wrote:

    > Dean Snyder a écrit :
    >> No. They are the same script, even very close paleographically; they do
    >> often, but not always, differ orthographically (Phoenician not using, as
    >> does Old Hebrew at times, some of the consonants as vowel indicators,
    >> the
    >> so-called "matres lectionis").
    > If I am not mistaken Neopunic also uses "matres lectionis" but is
    > mentioned as supported in this proposal.
    > P. A.
    And early Hebrew in paleo-Hebrew script uses them very rarely - so not
    much difference here.

    "Matres lectionis" are simply base characters used as as vowels. They
    are not combining marks, or anything else like that which makes the
    script complex.

    Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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