Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> suzmccarth wrote:
> >However, in the Septuagint, it looks as if a Greek 'omega' was used
> >as an equivalent for Hebrew 'vav'. Did 'omega' have a latent 'v'
> >sound?
> >
> >
> No (well, actually maybe; I wouldn't know), but vav does have an "o"
> sound. In addition to its consonant sound, it is also one of the matres
> lectionis, used to represent a vowel sound of "o" or "u" (depending on
> the diacritics).

Of course the vowel points (not "diacritics") were nearly a thousand
years in the future when the Septuagint was prepared.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...