[b-hebrew] Scope of data - language learning

Randall Buth randallbuth at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 08:36:34 EDT 2010

>Nothing is going to alter one's mind if one's mind is stubbornly
>locked on the idea that comparing Semitic languages to establish their
>historical relatedness is futile.  Such belief amounts to tying a debater's
>arm behind his/her back and then expecting him/her to prevail and function
>rationally.  This odd behavior amounts to blowing out the faint light of a
>candle in a dark room and insisting on tripping and stumbling while feeling
>one's way.  No amount of Randall's eloquence will dissuade Randolph's of his
>peculiar ideas about the cognate Semitic languages.  This, despite the
>simple fact that there isn't a single page in any Biblical Hebrew dictionary
>without the usual copious references to cognate languages.
>I think this debate has reached a dead end.  It appears that common sense
>has left the premises, and only stubborn "denials" remain.

I would agree. My concern is not for someone who wants to blow out
candles, my concern is for the students who would like to learn
biblical Hebrew to a high level and to internalize it.

Randall Buth, PhD
randallbuth at gmail.com
Biblical Language Center
Learn Easily - Progress Further - Remember for Life

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