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It's Been Said Before

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Journal Title: Journal of Semitic Studies
Volume/Issue:   59 / 1
Date: 2014
Table of Contents: Journal of Semitic Studies

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Articles include:

The Word for ‘One’ in Proto-Semitic
Aren Wilson-Wright

Clause Linking Strategies in the Narrative and Instructional Discourse of Joseph's Speech in Gen. 45:3–15
Bo Isaksson

Hebrew Śôm Śekel (Neh. 8:8) in Light of Aramaic and Akkadian
Uri Gabbay

The Pronoun in Tripartite Verbless Clauses in Biblical Hebrew: Resumption for Left-Dislocation or Pronominal Copula?
Robert D. Holmstedt and Andrew R. Jones

Towards a Textual History and Reconstruction of Alexander of Aphrodisias's Treatise On the Principles of the Universe
Silvia Fazzo and Mauro Zonta

Further Notes on the Word Ṣibgha in Qurʾān 2:138
Sean W. Anthony

Two Archaic Poetic Compositions in Soqotri: 1905–1981–2012
Vltaly Naumkin, Leonid Kogan, Dmitry Cherkashin, Aḥmad ʿĪsā ad-Daʿrhī, and ʿĪsa Gumʿān Ad-Daʿrhī

The Phonology of ‘Idle Glottis’ Consonants in the Mehri of Oman (Modern South Arabian)
Sabrina Bendjaballah and Philippe Ségéral

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Greek, Ancient
Hebrew, Ancient
Syriac, Classical
Aramaic, Official
Language Family(ies): East Semitic
West Semitic
LL Issue: 25.1414