[b-hebrew] pairs with final h
pzellmer at sc.rr.com
Sat Jan 8 07:26:36 EST 2011
Pere, perhaps that is what you meant to find, but your question was whether the addition of the He had a significance. Now what you are changing the question to is: are there other word pairs where the Western languages do not separate out the semantic domains?
My impression (although the sample size of three instances for )WRFH is extremely small) is that the He is probably generalizing the concept of )WR, but our Western languages do not have a way to do that with the concept "light". Instances where one language distinguishes between aspects of semantic domains and another does not differentiate is very common. If there are other cases where the Western languages are also deficient in a distinction made by the Hebrew, they would be purely accidental. The situation(s) do not say anything about the Hebrew form or concepts.
In answer to your original question, yes, the addition of final He does appear to have significance. In answer to your second, even if other pairs which are translated exactly as synonyms could be found, they would just be accidents of the development of the Western languages into which the Hebrew is translated.
Hope this helps,
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] pairs with final h
While XOQ and XUQFH are clearly related both in form and in meaning, it
seems there to be no relation between BQ( and BIQ(H as regards the meaning;
of course there is a clear relation between them in the form.
But... in my original post I was dealing with that word kinds that though
different in their form they seem to have exactly the SAME meaning...
And so, Karl provided, between others, MELYC, spokesman, interpreter, and
M'LYCFH, announcement. These are not exactly the same thing regarding their
meaning..... though they are clearly related in their form.
Remark: I wrote on )WR, light and )WRFH, light as well.
And I looked for some pairs of EXACTLY this kind and not for something else.
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