[b-hebrew] [ b-hebrew] gen 28 sulam
hadeesh at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 29 13:52:06 EST 2012
Every word in hebrew has an etymology.
שלחן table is from board לוח
בוהן which means thumb / "the digit that can go between" is related to בון and
בין "to get in between"
ראש meaning head comes from ראה meaning "the place of seeing"
אבן meaning "stone = building material" similar to תבן straw; comes from בנה
From: Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com>
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Thu, November 29, 2012 9:12:26 AM
Subject: [b-hebrew] [ b-hebrew] gen 28 sulam
> most nouns in most ancient languages do not have a proven source within the
dialect, nor can be established as loan words. <
On what grounds did you make this statement?
Further you stated:
> in hebrew i will mention $ULXAN (table), KOBA (hat), TEBA (arc), E$ (fire),
NKD (grandson), NYN (great grandson), ZRT (pinky), BHN (toe), R($ (head), YD
(hand), )BN (stone)
etc. only by cross-reference with other dialects can this be validated.<
Here you lost me completely: some of your examples are common Semitic, e.g.
The words for head, and hand. Further, did you ever ask yourself why E$ (Fire),
is feminine in Hebrew? Look it up in Akkadian where it is Ishatu - the f. marker
'T' is very much there.
Nothing to add about the linguisticallly shaky ladder. Shaky only
linguistically, we saw how well it served Jacob.
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