Sentence Examples


  • Th), Syriac has an ordinary dental t, but Hebrew has a sibilant (sh).
  • (2) Hebrew has one more sibilant than Arabic or Syriac: thus, as corresponding to s (samekh), s (sin) sh in Hebrew, Arabic has only s (sin) sh, while Syriac has a different pair s (samekh) sh.
  • The sh sound is sometimes not even written with a sibilant, as in the pronunciation of the ci and ti of words like rhetorician and nation.
  • In other dialects, however, it had been palatalized to a sibilant before i-sounds some time before the Christian era; e.g.
  • In Latin there is no evidence for the interchange of c with a sibilant earlier than the 6th century A.D.

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