[b-hebrew] takliyth

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Nov 5 06:06:42 EST 2012

1. So, explain to me, please, what is this TA- of TAKLIYT, that even  
you agree
is not radical. Saying that it is a "prefix" means nothing beyond  
restating that it
is not radical, and hangs at the beginning of the word.

2. So explain to me, please, how do you come to the conclusion that the
root of TAKLIYT is כלה KLH.

3. I have not the slightest interest in Chomsky (the son.)

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 4, 2012, at 8:51 PM, Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. wrote:

> On Sun, 4 Nov 2012 18:57:56 -0500, Isaac Fried wrote
>> 1. What is an "established fact" in Hebrew?
> isaac,
> a public opinion is an act of public responsability. stating
> unfounded facts which are not in consensus qualifies as
> disinformation, even if falsity cannot be established.
> now, when you state in public that T in the word TAKLIT (an
> abstract noun usually featuring in third person) represents
> ATAH (first person) you are (to the best of my knowledge)
> voicing a one-man opinion.
> i am sure you are aware  that most hebrew grammar books take a  
> different
> opinion. namely, that T is a grammatical prefix indicating the
> formation of an abstract noun. your reaction has always been:
> grammatical prefixes do not exist in hebrew. this is also, probably,
> a one-man opinion.
> even if one tries to compromise the two opinions, i.e. that ATAH
> was a precursor of the actual prefix T, this remains conjectural.
> now, TKLIT is a noun. even if we restrict ourselves to the verb
> domain, say T in TLK, your claim that T represent ATAH (second
> person, though TLK may be either second or third person) is just
> a one-man conjecture, it seems.
> i could quoted chomsky in order to show the inherent weakness of
> this conjecture. but to no avail: at best, you would probably remark
> that chomsky is not an authority in hebrew.
>> 2. It seems to me that KLL is 'include'.
> it is strong's opinion that TKLIT derives from KLH, not KLL.
> i tend to side with him in most of the five quoted cases of TKLIT.
> nir cohen

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