George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Aug 26 12:07:09 EDT 2005
On Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:28:32 -0500 "Karl Randolph" <kwrandolph at email.com>
> This advice, coming from a person who tries to claim that
> "feet" = "genitals" with no evidence for it other than
> overactive imaginations (of dirty old men?), it isn't very
> For me, as a person who speaks fluent German, Cantonese,
> has a speaking knowledge of Norwegian, as well as a
> reading knowledge of French, who has studied other
> languages, the general rule that each lexeme has one
> meaning (with exceptions, subject to grammaticizations
> and figures of speach, of course) has stood me in good
> stead for learning and using languages. I see no reason
> why Hebrew should be different.
> I'm not speaking as a translator, that's a whole different
> can of worms.
> Karl W. Randolph.
I repeat, get a good lexicon and use it. I'll assure you that the use of
"feet" for "genitals" is not the product of the overactive imaginations
of dirty old men. Only a stuborn old man could hold that.
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