[b-hebrew] sullam

Nir cohen - Prof. Mat. nir at ccet.ufrn.br
Thu Nov 29 15:35:45 EST 2012


i'm sorry to "disappoint" some of you. not a spacecraft, not a tunnel, 
not even a ramp. and, not hurrian. see item 305B in

"The Nostratic Macrofamily: a Study in Distant Linguistic Relationships,"
(1994) Allan R. Bornhard and John C. Kerns, Walter de Gruyter, ISBN ..

where the authors bring ample semitic (syriac, amharic etc) evidence for
david's SL* complex and the (NW) semitic use of SLM/SLLM=ladder, including:

               SLM (ugarit.) = ladder, SULLAM (arabic) = ladder.

if i understand correctly, the ugarit cognate may point at a time frame
earlier than the hurrian conquest of canaan and the patriarch era.

nir cohen




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