Re: New contribution

From: Peter Kirk (peterkirk@qaya.org)
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.

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    Peter Kirk
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