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Front MatterFront Cover Half Title PageTitle PageCopyright PageDedication pageTable Of ContentsPrefaceContentsINTRODUCTION: On the History and Structure of Hebrew The Monophthongization of Diphthongs as Reflected in the Use of Vowel Letters in the Pentateuch Non-Phonetic Conditioning of Sound Change and Biblical Hebrew BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditions and CorrectionsOn Pausal Lengthening, Pausal Stress Shift, Philippi's Law and Rule Ordering in Biblical Hebrew BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditions and Corrections Weak Phonetic Change and the Hebrew sin 0. Introduction1. Weak Phonetic Change 2. Hebrew and PS s3. Critical Analysis of Magnanini (1974) 4. Critical Analysis of Diem (1974) 5. ConclusionAddendumBIBLIOGRAPHYAdditions and CorrectionsHebrew Stress Shifts, Pretonic Lengthening, and Segolization: Possible Cases of Aramaic Interference In Hebrew Syllable Structure BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditions and CorrectionsSome Remarks on the Prehistory of Stress in Biblical Hebrew BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditionsThe Parallel Development of the Feminine Ending -at in Semitic Languages BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditions and CorrectionsRemarks on the Development of Some Pronominal Suffixes in Hebrew BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditions Redundant Pronominal Suffixes Denoting Intrinsic PossessionStudies in Hebrew Verb FormationA. The Hebrew Cohortative and its Semitic Correspondences B. The Origins of the Polel/Pocel Themes of the Verba 2-w/y and 2-gem.: a Case of Plurilinear Development C. The Original Vocalization of the Perfect of Hebrew Picel and Hifcil: Another Case of Plurlinear Development Additions and CorrectionsOn Some Vestiges of Univerbalization of the Units and Tens of the Cardinalia 21-99 in Arabic and Hebrew ABBREVIATIONSMarginalia Semitica I1. ARABIC / HEBREW uyC > iC; iwC > uC 2. ARABIC dal, HEBREW Se'elim, SYRIAC ala Zizyphus Lotus 3. HEBREW hasir reed A ghost-word; hebrew ribsa irrigation 4. ARAMAIC CALQUE in Hebrew and Middle Arabic in the Field of Verbal Patterns5. THE GENERAL BACKGROUND of the stress shift in the perfect with waw consecutive 6. THE PROBLEM OF TENSES in Biblical Hebrew7. SYLLABLES in which Short Vowels Were Reduced in Aramaic and Hebrew ADDENDAABBREVIATIONSAdditions and Corrections Marginalia Semitica II1. AN ARCHAIC FEATURE IN THE DOMAIN OF NUMERALS2. PROTO?SEMITIC *'i?ay AND *yis BEING 3. PROTO-SEMITIC 'is FIRE 4. PROTO?SEMITIC mz' / mt' ARRIVE 5. ?t > tt 6. UGARITIC ibbu, AN AKKADIAN LOAN-WORD; ON SUBSTANTIVIZED ADJECTIVES IN CONSTRUCT IN UGARITIC 7. TWO NOTES ON THE NUMERALS IN UGARITIC8. PROTO-SEMITIC sl? THREE ABBREVIATIONSAdditions and CorrectionsMarginalia Semitica III1. AN INTERNAL PROOF FOR THE RELATIVE CHRONOLOGY OF TIBERIAN QAMES 2. ORIGINAL MONOSYLLABIC NOUNS MEDIAE ALEF IN BIBLICAL HEBREW STRESSED ON THEIR SECOND SYLLABLE 3. THE SYSTEM OF TENSES IN BIBLICAL POETRY4. VESTIGES OF BI-LITERAL ORIGIN OF VERBS III Y (W) IN HEBREW AND ARABIC 5. ON THE POSSIBILITY OF MULTILINEAR DEVELOPMENT OF HEBREW 'AQTLA 6. UGARITIC IMPERATIVE QAL EXHIBITING THE SAME VOWEL AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND RADICALS ABBREVIATIONSAdditions and CorrectionsSome Difficulties in the Reconstruction of Proto-Hebrew and Proto-Canaanite 1. Defective Knowledge of the Canaanite Dialects2. Pitfalls of Transcriptions in Other Languages3. Features originating in the Author's Mother Tongue and appearing in Texts written in Another Language, because of the Author's Insufficient Mastery of the Latter 4. The Problem of Parallel Development5. The Problem of Dialect Contact and Dialect Mixture6. Plurilinear Development Additions and CorrectionsA Misunderstood Medieval Translation of sered (Isaiah 44:13) and Its Impact on Modern Scholarship Additions and CorrectionsMinutiae AramaicaeA. SOME NOTES ON THE ARAMAIC PART OF THE ACCADIAN-ARAMAIC BILINGUAL INSCRIPTION FROM TELL FEKHERYE 1. The Representation of Proto-Semitic t by s.2. Determination and kln/klm B. ON TENSE STRUCTURE IN THE ARAMAIC PARTS OF DANIEL C. THE ORDER OF THE ARAMAIC ALPHABET BORROWED FROM CANAANITE AdditionsThe Origins of Open and Closed e in Proto-Syriac EXCURSUSAdditionsHebrew and North West Semitic: Reflections on the Classification of the Semitic Languages BIBLIOGRAPHYAdditionsSome Ugaritic, Hebrew, and Arabic ParallelsAdditionsOn Problems of Polyphony and Archaism in Ugaritic Spelling Short Philological Notes on the Inscription of Mesa THE USE OF T. NOT OCCURRING AFTER NK PLUS PERFECT DIRECT OBJECTS GOVERNED BY NK PLUS PERFECT AdditionBack MatterAbbreviationsList of SourcesIndex of NotionsSelected Index of WordsBack Cover
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