[b-hebrew] Horowitz' etymology

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Wed Nov 12 09:04:08 EST 2008

I think is one of the better books on this delicate subject. He  
subscribes to the idea of two-consonant roots but I am disappointed  
at his failure to see that the Hebrew root is invariably composed of  
single-consonant roots. Also his missing the obvious fact that the  
vowels I and U (and eventually E and O) are identity markers or  
personal pronouns.

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 7, 2008, at 2:53 PM, David Kolinsky wrote:

> Hello All,
> I was just curious what the opinions are out there about Horowitz'  
> theory regarding Hebrew etymology - the one presented in the book  
> How the Hebrew Language Grew.
> Although I of course look forward to Karl's response, I would like  
> to hear from as many of you as are willing.
> Thank You,
> david kolinsky
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