[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew

Jim West jwest at highland.net
Wed Dec 22 15:51:34 EST 2004


At 03:30 PM 12/22/2004, you wrote:

>DHS: Of course!  All the Semitic languages are from the same ancestoral 
>language: proto-Hebrew. This language was still the language of Noah and 
>his sons (Gen. 11:1). Read Gen chapter 10 and 11. The non-Semitic 
>languages were introduced as mixed-up confusing hodge-podges in Gen 
>11:7-8. Proto-Hebrew was preserved in the righteous line but as time 
>progressed and the different Semite groups strayed from righteousness 
>their tongues drifted from Hebrew proper. Nevertheless, all Semitic 
>languages are direct descendants of Proto-Hebrew!

Um.  I don't think any linguist working today accepts this as a historical 
possibility.

Jim


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