[b-hebrew] one-to-one rendering of olam (was: Song of Songs 1:12)
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Tue Dec 21 19:21:43 EST 2010
On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 02:22:29PM -0800, K Randolph wrote:
>Can you give one ancient written example of proto-Semitic? If not, why should
>we treat it as anything more than a made up language based on a theory that
>could very well be wrong in many ways? Including the so-called ayin/ghayin
>split (which apparently exists for Arabic, but did it ever for Biblical
Accepting the ayin/ghayin split gave me better understanding of the word
"ivrit" and its dual meanings. Spelled with a ghayin, it is very close to the
English word "anger". With the ayin, it is very close to English "over". I
know not everyone agrees with Edenics, but I found it it a fascinating link.
>Karl W. Randolph.
>On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 7:41 PM, Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, these are two different roots. The first is
>> indeed (LM.
>> The second is derived from the root GHayin LM.
>> The proto-Semitic Ghayin was written already in the
>> ancient paleo-Hebrew script with the same letter that
>> served the letter (YIN.
>> Compare the name of the city (azah. To this day
>> the ancient pronounciation is preserved in the English
>> spelling Ghaza, and, of course, in normal Arabic
>> spoken and written use where it retains a separate letter.
>> Uri Hurwitz Greay Neck, NY
>> As I have already observed the word OLAM ( ???????? ) is of the root
>> (LM ( ?????? ), which certainly can not mean 'hidden, secrete,
>> conceal'. To wit: this is also the root of ELEM and ALMAH ( ??????,
>> ???????? ), 'young adults', which are not hidden, and have nothing to
>> Isaac Fried, Boston University
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