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THE NATURAL HEBREW ALPHABET ACCORDING TO FRANCIS MERCURY VAN HELMONT

Abstract : This paper discusses the work of Francis Mercury van Helmont (1667) on the natural character of the Hebrew alphabet, by which he aimed at teaching the deaf to speak. His essay is placed against the hermetic philosophical background of his days, as well against the linguistic ideas prevailing in the Low Countries of his days. Special attention is given to the valuable phonetic observations of Van Helmont.
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Camiel Hamans. THE NATURAL HEBREW ALPHABET ACCORDING TO FRANCIS MERCURY VAN HELMONT. Dossiers d'HEL, SHESL, 2016, Écriture(s) et représentations du langage et des langues, 9, pp.267-278. ⟨hal-01305384⟩

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