[b-hebrew] We and us
JP vd Giessen (FOL)
janpieter at giessen.fol.nl
Sun Nov 12 10:52:37 EST 2006
I always thought anoki was an Egyptian loanword (see also Legend of the Jews:
http://search.ldslibrary.com/3821135) but maybe I'm wrong.
Jan Pieter van de Giessen
On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 06:44:20 -0800, K Randolph wrote
> Good question.
> I notice that "ani" is used a little more than twice as often as
> "anoki", but that both terms are used by the same people. That would
> indicate that some difference in emphasis or meaning that they
> recognized. But what it was, may have been lost.
> Has anyone made a detailed study?
> Karl W. Randolph.
> On 11/11/06, Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
> > Dear All,
> > Does anyone think that there is a semantic or any other difference is use or
> > meaning between "anu" and "anaxnu"? Or, for that matter, between "ani" and
> > "anokhi"? Are they used in different genres, are they preferred by different
> > literary sources?
> > What do y'all think?
> > Yigal Levin
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