Re: New contribution

From: John Cowan (
Date: Sat May 01 2004 - 23:32:27 CST

Mark E. Shoulson scripsit:

> So the "transitional" forms are more to be found in Aramaic texts: if
> you're distinguishing by shape, Paleo-Hebrew is definitely not
> transitional.

I don't think this means temporally transitional, but functionally so.
Phoenician writing, Hebrew language: a borderline case.

"There is no real going back.  Though I         John Cowan
may come to the Shire, it will not seem
the same; for I shall not be the same.
I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth,
and a long burden.  Where shall I find rest?"           --Frodo

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