[b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew
Lisbeth S. Fried
lizfried at umich.edu
Thu Dec 23 11:29:45 EST 2004
From: Lisbeth S. Fried [mailto:lizfried at umich.edu]
Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 9:43 AM
To: 'Vadim Cherny'
Subject: RE: [b-hebrew] logograms--an ode to Hebrew
I haven't been following this thread, but I want to point out, if it hasn't
been pointed out before, that Akkadian is derived from Sumerian and
that Sumerian and Egyptian hieroglyphs vie for the status of oldest
written language (along with Mayan). Maybe this was all said before.
Second, many Hebrew roots have only two letters, qm, b), lk, $b, tb, r(, and
are the most common. It is easy to see how these could have started out
Third, Derida says that the written word preceded the spoken. I never
understood this tho, but maybe you do.
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