[b-hebrew] The root SLH

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Jan 2 14:31:39 EST 2008

I will give you a detailed answer, but first explain to me (no traslations 
and no converses please!) what you think XALAH, 'ill', means.
Isaac Fried, Boston university

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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] The root SLH

> It is my understanding that this grouping is governed
> by the equivalence of
> B, P, W
> G, H, X, K, Q
> D, Z, T, Y, S, C $, T
> L
> M
> N
> R
> ________
> I think you should explain what does "equivalence" mean within your 
> theory.
> For instance:
> 1. Does it mean that two words that differ only by one letter must have a 
> similar meaning if this different letter is one of the group you have 
> created? (Let us say GALAH, to uncover, and XALAH, to be sick)
> 2. Does "equivalence" mean that words having one of these letters of the 
> group as one of their root letters can be dealt -or must be-  with 
> according to some given rules that apply to all words of this type?
> 3. Summing up: what does "equivalence" mean in your theory?
> Please, give your answer up without forgetting some illustrating examples 
> too.
> Pere Porta
> Barcelona (Spain)
> _________
> with each letter being actually a single consonant root, in particular L
> indicating elevation. By this hypothesis the root SLH [H here is just a
> filler] is a variant of the roots DLH, *ZLH, TLH, *YLH, SLH, CLH, $LH, 
> TLH,
> where * indicates a potential root not in use. All these roots essentially
> and inherently mean ‘pull up, pull out, draw up, draw out, extract’. Hence 
> a
> sensible translation of the Psalms verse is ‘you pulled out all those
> deviating from your laws’.
> Now we understand also the relationship between the biblical SILON, ‘thorn’,
> and the modern SILON, ‘jet’, as in MA-TOS SILON.
> DELET, door’, is methinks but a TELET, a hanging flap over the entrance.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
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> From: <pporta at oham.net>
> To: "Isaac Fried" <if at math.bu.edu>
> Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 7:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] The root SLH
>>> I will give you a detailed response, but first explain to me this. 
>>> SALITA of Psalms 119:118 is translated by the NAB as 'reject', [the KJV 
>>> has it as 'trodden down']. Is this translation correct, and if yes how 
>>> do we know it to be so?
>> Isaac,
>> you are putting a question here which is difficult to answer to. Mainly, 
>> to my sense, because Ps 119:118 is the only place where this verb SALAH 
>> appears in the Bible (in qal) (the word T:SWLEH in Job 28:16 comes from 
>> another quite different SALAH)
>> We can often be accurate as regards the "exact" translation of a given 
>> word because we can verify the different meanings or shades of meaning 
>> this word got in other places of the bible (mainly in the same book we 
>> are dealing with... )
>> But here it is not so.
>> The dictionary (my dictionary) meaning of SALAH (in qal) is "to make 
>> light of", "toss aside". If this meaning is right (or if these meanings 
>> are right), both translations you mention are (would be) wrong... because 
>> either "reject" or "tread down" are concepts that differ from "to make 
>> light of" and from "toss aside".
>> One must too take into account the meaning or sense of the preceding 
>> verses (117, 116, 115...) or even of the whose psalm (which verses I have 
>> not read nor the psalm...): I feel this can also help to fix the right 
>> translation of SALAH in Ps 119:118 but, of course, it is not sure it will 
>> help.
>> I think this is all I can say as a replaying to your question.
>> Pere Porta
>> Barcelona (Spain)
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