[b-hebrew] Befuddled by NGD

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Wed Jul 25 11:15:23 EDT 2007


> You shouldn't expect to get it. Hebrew, like all real human languages, 
> is generally arbitrary. Even if there was originally a semantic link 
> between NGD "opposite" and NGD "tell", that link is not necessarily at 
> all visible in the stage of the language we see in the Bible. There are 
> many things in language which you just have to accept and learn, not try 
> to explain.

Exactly. And aditionally be aware, that NGD in hebrew could potentially
(I haven't checked the lexica) present two different semitic roots:
N-G-D and N-G-D_ ...

Petr Tomasek

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