[b-hebrew] Interchangeable letters
kwrandolph at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 10:29:09 EDT 2007
The actions are different.
On 10/22/07, Yigal Levin <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il> wrote:
> > Yigal,
> > How about $LX, 'send away' and $LK, 'fling away', are they not "similar
> > words with the same or a very similar meaning" to warrant the
> > consideration of X and K as "interchangeable"?
> > Isaac Fried, Boston University
> Worth thinking about. The similarity in what we think of as the meaning my
> be a secondary development. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Ideas,
> Yigal Levin
In the case of $LX, the action is sending away, out of the immediate
presence. While the objects sent away are quite dissimilar, the basic
action, namely that of sending away, applies to all.
$LK has more the idea of depositing, setting down to a specific place,
an action that is sometimes accomplished by throwing, other times by
gently laying down.
The two actions are very different, I see no reason to consider that
this could be an example where the X and K were interchangeable in
Karl W. Randolph.
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