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?q(n) 'wood' in the Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea: A Note on the Reflex of Proto-Semitic/*s/in Imperial Aramaic

?q(n) 'wood' in the Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea: A Note on the Reflex of Proto-Semitic/*s/in... ARAMAIC STUDIES Vol 4.1 (2006): 101-109 © 2006 Sage Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA, and New Delhi) DOI: 10.1177/1477835106066038 http://as.sagepub.com ! q ( n ) ‘wood’ in the Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea: A Note on the Reflex of Proto- Semitic /* Å / in Imperial Aramaic T ANIA N OTARIUS Hebrew University of Jerusalem (tnotarius@mscc.huji.ac.il) Abstract A new spelling of the Aramaic lexeme ‘wood’ has been revealed. The note deals with the paleographic, orthographic, phonetic and phonemic implications of this spelling. It is claimed that in Idumean Aramaic of the fourth century BCE the reflex of the Proto-Semitic lateral fricative emphatic was realized as pharyngeal approximant ayin , what brought to the dissimilation of the first of two pharyngeals in this lexeme. Keywords: Imperial Aramaic, phonology, gutterals, dissimilation, Idumean ostraca The transliteration system adopted in this article presents the spellings in italics without brackets; both phonetic and phonemic transcriptions appear in diagonal brackets. The following abbreviations are used: BA—Biblical Aramaic, DJBA—M. Sokoloff, A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic Periods (Diction- aries of Talmud, Midrash and Targum, 3; Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press; Balti- more: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002); DJPA—M. Sokoloff, A Dictionary http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aramaic Studies Brill

?q(n) 'wood' in the Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea: A Note on the Reflex of Proto-Semitic/*s/in Imperial Aramaic

Aramaic Studies , Volume 4 (1): 101 – Jan 1, 2006

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Brill
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© 2006 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1477-8351
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DOI
10.1177/1477835106066038
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ARAMAIC STUDIES Vol 4.1 (2006): 101-109 © 2006 Sage Publications (London, Thousand Oaks, CA, and New Delhi) DOI: 10.1177/1477835106066038 http://as.sagepub.com ! q ( n ) ‘wood’ in the Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea: A Note on the Reflex of Proto- Semitic /* Å / in Imperial Aramaic T ANIA N OTARIUS Hebrew University of Jerusalem (tnotarius@mscc.huji.ac.il) Abstract A new spelling of the Aramaic lexeme ‘wood’ has been revealed. The note deals with the paleographic, orthographic, phonetic and phonemic implications of this spelling. It is claimed that in Idumean Aramaic of the fourth century BCE the reflex of the Proto-Semitic lateral fricative emphatic was realized as pharyngeal approximant ayin , what brought to the dissimilation of the first of two pharyngeals in this lexeme. Keywords: Imperial Aramaic, phonology, gutterals, dissimilation, Idumean ostraca The transliteration system adopted in this article presents the spellings in italics without brackets; both phonetic and phonemic transcriptions appear in diagonal brackets. The following abbreviations are used: BA—Biblical Aramaic, DJBA—M. Sokoloff, A Dictionary of Jewish Babylonian Aramaic of the Talmudic and Geonic Periods (Diction- aries of Talmud, Midrash and Targum, 3; Ramat-Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press; Balti- more: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002); DJPA—M. Sokoloff, A Dictionary

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Aramaic StudiesBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2006

Keywords: GUTTERALS; PHONOLOGY; IMPERIAL ARAMAIC; IDUMEAN OSTRACA; DISSIMILATION

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