[b-hebrew] The root $DD
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 13:49:47 EST 2012
Uzi’s answer is clever, but science and linguistics is based on data. There
is no data that supports Isaac’s speculation, mere conjecture.
The evidence we have indicates that there are some biliteral roots, the
majority of the roots are triliteral with a few quatriliteral.
Anything that is not observable, such as supposed precursors to the data
that we have, is not science nor linguistics.
As for the name of Ashdod, was it originally built on the slope of a hill?
Karl W. Randolph.
On Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 7:41 AM, <TedBro at aol.com> wrote:
> A good example of why some medieval grammarians argued that Hebrew roots
> were basically bi-literal instead of tri-literal.
> -Ted Brownstein
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