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Re: Fw: [ANE-2] Re: Urusalim

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  • Joachim Friedrich Quack
    ... Obviously the second of your alternatives. Joachim Quack
    Message 1 of 6 , Mar 1, 2006
      Patrick Ryan schrieb:

      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Joachim Friedrich Quack<mailto:joachim_friedrich.quack@...-heidelberg.de>
      > To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com<mailto:ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:27 AM
      > Subject: Re: Fw: [ANE-2] Re: Urusalim
      >
      >
      > <snip>
      >
      > Actually, among specialists it is long known (since Montet and
      > Albright), that in the Middle Kingdom writings of the execration texts
      > the Egyptian consonant normaly transcribed as 3 (the vulture sign) is
      > only used for rendering semitic r and l, never to indicate a vowel.
      > Concerning the final m, this is relatively frequent in Egyptian
      > renderings of asiatic toponyms of the Middle Kingdom (e.g. skmm for
      > Sichem) and seems to reflect a preserved mimation (case vowel plus final
      > m for a noun in the status rectus).
      >
      > ***
      > So, is it being asserted here that Execration Text <mm> phonologically represents a single /m/ or final root <m> plus <m>?
      > Patrick C. Ryan
      > ***
      >
      >
      Obviously the second of your alternatives.

      Joachim Quack
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