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.
Ein Leben für die Wissenschaft / A Lifetime of Achievement
Salomo A. Birnbaum (1891 - 989) is the uncontested pioneer in two large closely related research areas, namely historical Jewish linguistics and the palaeography of Hebrew and all Jewish successor languages. This collection of essays provides a cross-section through Birnbaum’s life’s work. Volume II documents the development of Hebrew palaeography, which began to be established in the period between the 1930s and 1960s.