[b-hebrew] $ADAI

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Thu Mar 27 11:58:13 EDT 2008


I have read now through the paper by Miss Rebecca Hasselbach but I  
fail to see there anything that was not known to my good friend  
Gillie on the eve of his bar-mitzvah, minus the Cushitic. I think  
that had she fully understood what it is all about she would have  
condensed her paper to half a page, if not five sentences,  
considering that Hebrew grammar can be stated in one sentence.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Mar 27, 2008, at 5:34 AM, Yitzhak Sapir wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 9:24 AM, Isaac Fried wrote:
>> It is conceivable that the ending -AI as in XALON-AI, 'windows', of
>>  Jeremiah 22:14 is indeed a remnant of a pluralization method by a
> So far so good.  For more information read and follow up the pdf here:
> http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-hebrew/2007-November/034593.html
> All the rest of Isaac's message is his own personal theory, which is
> contrary to concepts in linguistics and is not accepted by any
> serious linguist.
> Yitzhak Sapir
>>  repeated I-I = HI)-HI). Such pluralization appears to be still in  
>> use
>>  in the construct form XALON-E-Y. A similar double, or even treble,
>>  identity marker exists also in $ADAY = $AD-HI)-)ANI, 'my breasts',
>>  and $AD-E-Y-NU, 'our breasts'.
>>  The root $D of $AD-AI is a member of the root family
>>  DD [DAD, 'breast', DOD, 'adult']
>>  ZD [ZED, ZAD-ON, 'malice, deviation'. See Ezekiel 7:10]
>>  YD [YAD, 'hand']
>>  SD [SAD, 'branch, trunk, stocks'. See Job 13:27. SADYIN, 'sheet',
>>  SOD, 'group, company council'. See Genesis 49:6. SADE), 'field,  
>> hill?']
>>  CD [CAD, 'side']
>>  $D [$AD, $OD, 'breast, accumulation'. See Isaiah 60:16 and Amos  
>> 3:10]
>>  $T [$OT, 'whip, branch', $ITAH, 'a shooty tree, Acacia?'. In spoken
>>  Hebrew $ITAH is 'method']
>>  $T [$ET, 'buttocks', $TI 'yarn warp']
>>  YTD [YATED, 'peg']
>>  all essentially meaning 'extended, elevated, diverging, protruding'.
>>  Isaac Fried, Boston University
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