Thoughts On The Lemnos Stele

Ernest P. Moyer epmoyer at
Tue Mar 13 08:47:20 UTC 2001


Brown, Driver and Briggs tell me that Yah is contracted from YHWH and is the
proper spelling.  See page 219.

In the few passages I have examined it is always spelled Yah.

Did you forget the "aitch?"


proto-language wrote:

> Dear Peter and IEists:
>  ----- Original Message -----
> From: "petegray" <petegray at>
> Sent: Saturday, March 03, 2001 10:51 AM

>>>>  y-h-w-h  ... NOT y-h-w.

>>> So you reject the obvious assumption that the final `h' is merely a mater
>>> lectionis?

>> That idea is vary far from obvious!   In most cases where a mater lectionis
>> is used, there are spellings with and without the letter, but y-h-w is never
>> found for the name of God.

> [PR]

> But Ya is.

> Pat

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