Simple question-roots

Randall Buth ButhFam at compuserve.com
Wed Mar 27 09:07:40 EST 2002


shalom Hevre

Jason Hare katav:
>To relate this to the B-Hebrew list... Hebrew uses a root system (as we
>all know), too.  I guess you might think of the "root" (in relation to
>Greek) as the tri-literal formulation (in Hebrew) that carries the
>distinctive meaning of the word.  The Greek "stem" relates (ever so
>slightly) to the Hebrew vowel patterns.

I would be happier saying that the tri-literal formulation relates 
to "the etymological history of the word" 
rather than "carries the distinctive meaning"
There is qiute a large functional difference in real language usage.

Had sameaH

Randall Buth



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