# [b-hebrew] The root SLH

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

```Pere,
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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From: <pporta at oham.net>
To: "Isaac Fried" <if at math.bu.edu>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 02, 2008 7:18 PM
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?
> 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
>
> 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
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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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