[b-hebrew] lexicography

CS Bartholomew jacksonpollock at earthlink.net
Sun Nov 16 15:17:03 EST 2003

On 11/16/03 10:23 AM, "Trevor Peterson" <06peterson at cua.edu> wrote:

> Taken together with
> contextual clues, it just might point us to a plausible understanding of
> an unfamiliar word.

The qualification  "Taken together with contextual clues ..." changes
everything. When discussing the use of "root" as lexical semantic evidence
the question only becomes controversial in cases where there is very little
supporting evidence from the context and the "root" or a similar form from a
cognate language is used because there is nothing else to go on.

Clay Bartholomew 

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