Thu, 23 Mar 2023 08:13:11 -0700 (PDT): "henh...@gmail.com
At some point in time in Aramaic, later also in Hebrew, 6 consonants
were fricatived after a vowel. k became X (like in German Bach or
Buch), p became f, t became th. g became gh, d became dh, b became v.
In modern Hebrew, only the changes of k, p and b are still audible,
the others were turned back under the influence of Sephardi Hebrew
(perhaps also Ashkenazi).
In some contexts, like when geminated (double), the change did not
take place. This was and is indicated with the diacritic called
There is also a diacritic that works in the other direction, called
rafe, but it is only used in certain spelling conventions of Yiddish,
not in Hebrew (or rarely so?). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafe