Sentence Examples

• Again Syriac 1 It may indeed be remarked that Syriac, which is generally more primitive in its sounds than Hebrew, shows a more advanced stage of weakening as regards the gutturals: thus in a good many forms it has substituted alef for initial he, and often shows a dislike for the presence of two gutturals in the same word, weakening one of them to alef.
• If this last identification be correct it would show that in Messapian (just as in Venetic and Ligurian) the original velars were retained as gutturals and not converted into labials.
• 73) distinguished the Galileans; it appears that they confused the gutturals in pronunciation.
• In the second period the gutturals have been palatalized, but there yet is no change of final s to r.