[b-hebrew] Interchangeable Letters

JimStinehart at aol.com JimStinehart at aol.com
Tue Oct 23 14:43:12 EDT 2007

Isaac Fried: 
There seems to be no known etymology of carek/samech-resh-kaf at Daniel  6: 
2-4, 6-7, meaning "emir":  an  Eastern minister with an extensive domain of 
governance.  Carach/samech-resh-het (Exodus 26: 12)  literally means "to extend 
(even to excess)".  The meanings seem somewhat related.  Might there be some 
relationship between  these two words, if the sound of kaf was somewhat similar 
to the sound of het in  Biblical Hebrew? 
Thanks so much for the nice examples you have supplied where kaf may  
arguably be semi-interchangeable with het on occasion in Biblical Hebrew.  All I was 
looking for was a sound  similar enough to support a pun in Biblical Hebrew, 
not actual  interchangeability. 
Jim Stinehart 
Evanston, Illinois

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