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

George F Somsel gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Dec 22 20:34:20 EST 2004

On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 12:30:45 -0800 Darrell Smith
<Darrell.H.Smith at sceptreofjudah.org> writes:
> From: George F Somsel <gfsomsel at juno.com>
> BTW:  "Me Tarzan, you Jane.  Ugh!"  No, I don't think Hebrew is an
> artificial language.  If it were then other Semitic languages would 
> need
> to be as well.
> 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!
> _______________________________________________

Proto-Hebrew, huh!!  Why suppose that all Semitic languages derived from
Hebrew.  I think that highly unlikely and is based purely on a
theological bias.  I think you'll find that Hebrew  was a late-comer to
the party.


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