[b-hebrew] The root SLH

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Jan 6 11:23:03 EST 2008


On line 15 below neigh should be nigh.
Isaac Fried, Boston University

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Isaac Fried" <if at math.bu.edu>
To: <pporta at oham.net>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2008 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] The root SLH


> Pere,
>
> I am really sorry to hear that you failed to understand what I am saying.
> Don’t despair. Understanding may require time. Things silently simmer in 
> the
> mind and then suddenly everything falls into place and all becomes bright
> and clear. It happens to me all the time.
>
> You are saying: “I wonder if anyone on this list does understand it... 
> since
> nobody, nobody mails to the list anything on this issue...”. I think you
> should not worry about others. I would not look for comfort in CAR-AT
> HA-RABIM. The “others” are also greatly preoccupied now with other fun
> things as evident by the profusion of recent interesting postings.
>
> You are also saying: “I think you have a hard work to do if you want 
> people
> understand what you mean”. I think it is either easy or neigh impossible
> depending on the audience. Hard set notions, ideology, pride and bad
> thinking habits makes it difficult; an open mind and the WILL to 
> understand
> makes it very easy.
>
> I suggest you keep thinking of what XALAH and GALAH “really” mean without
> recourse to translation or negation. Does GALAH really means ‘to uncover’,
> or is this but an implication for something more basic and concrete? Are 
> we
> really “uncovering” something? Is it possible that a Hebrew root could 
> mean
> ‘uncover = un-cover’? See also my posting from September 6, 2007 on the
> equivalence of GLL, HLL, XLL, KLL, QLL.
>
> Looking from time to time at relevant entries in my etymological 
> dictionary
> at www.hebrewetymology.com could be highly beneficial.
>
> 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: Saturday, January 05, 2008 7:38 AM
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] The root SLH
>
>
>> Isaac,
>>
>> thank you for your explanation.
>> Unfortunately, my level is not high enough to understand what you mean.
>> (And I wonder if anyone on this list does understand it... since nobody,
>> nobody mails to the list anything on this issue...)
>> I think you have a hard work to do if you want people understand what you
>> mean.
>>
>> So, I'd say:
>>
>> 1. It will be better we leave this issue as it is...
>> 2. And finally: try, if possible, to explain what is the equivalence of
>> XALAH, be sick, and GALAH, uncover.
>>
>> Pere Porta
>> Barcelona
>
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