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

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Dec 23 14:58:06 EST 2004


On 23/12/2004 19:12, Vadim Cherny wrote:

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>>You wind  up then with a language based first on bi-consonantal roots,
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>then tri, then quad.
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>You still does not explain why more or less "all" roots are triliteral. In
>natural-derivation theory, we would expect many quadruples.
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Vadim, are you not aware that there are quite a number of quadriliteral 
roots in Hebrew? They are very ancient because many of them e.g. TRGM 
are shared with Arabic, Aramaic etc.


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