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Bibil Identifier bibil:202842
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Oral Language Traditions and Classical Hebrew Phonological and Morphological Phenomena
Author Henshke, Yehudit
Journal Revue des études juives (Volume: 168, Issue: 1-2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 181-194 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Hebrew component of Judeo-languages constitutes an important dimension in the historical study of the Hebrew language. It testifies to two, ostensibly conflicting, processes. On the one hand, the incorporation of Hebrew words into the spoken, non-Jewish, language creates neologisms; on the other, this component preserves traditions from earlier strata of postbiblical Hebrew. Based on manuscripts attesting to Mishnaic Hebrew, ethnic oral traditions, and other trustworthy witnesses, the latter phenomenon is examined through the prism of Tunisian Judeo-Arabic. In the realm of phonology, I note the preservation in Judeo-Tunisian of a penultimate stress characteristic of earlier Hebrew strata. Also treated here are the realization of the consonant waw as v alongside the vocalic realization of w, and the geminate resh. In the sphere of morphology, I cite examples from two categories witnessing earlier Hebrew traditions: plurals in the form -iyot (such as yeshiviyot), and pausal forms such as se'uda mafsaqet. Other forms attested in earlier traditions include: ḥomesh, kummar, afiqomen, and gehinnam, and the phrases 'eseṛ əd-dəbbṛot and tḥayat əm-mitim as well as the Aramaic words 'arubba and ma'al.
DOI DOI:10.2143/REJ.168.1.2035306
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Phonology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Hebrew : Themes : Morphology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : South-West Semitic : Arabian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Africa
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