Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SHaNaN שנן , Learning the Drill

  SHaNaNשנן  , Learning the Drill

 ושננתם לבנך Deuteronomy 6:7 is weakly translated “teach your children  diligently,” then “impress them upon your children” by the older (1917) and newer (1985) renditions of the Jewish Publication Society (JPS).  As usual, the older JPS is a wannabe KJV: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children...  The Jerusalem Bible (Koren 2000)  settles for this now-venerable bluntness as well. ArtScroll (Mesorah, 1993) at least made a token change to teaching “thoroughly.”

Ben-Yehuda’s dictionary knows that שנה  SHaNaH means “to repeat, to teach,” and that  שנון   SHiNOON means “repetition, continuous study … thus the repetitive motion of “sharpening.”   שיני   SHaiNeeY means “twice” because of repetition, not sharpness.

 Even שנינה SHiNeeYNaH a “sharp word or taunt,” is different from other Biblical words for taunting because it is about repetitiveness (like children’s taunts).  There are other, ח-ד Het-Dalet, words for “sharp”  ( חד) and “riddles” (as in the Socratic method of teaching with questions and answers.)

Chinese  san is defined as “again and again" or "repeatedly." But those of you who were drilled and brainwashed by Post-Biblical Western “thought” should ignore the sentence above as irrelevant.

 “Diligence” is not the meaning, the theme of the ש-נ Shin-Noon root. “Impress” is better,  closer to literally impressing, making a dent, as teeth do. שן SHaiN, after all, is a tooth.  But, again, the repetitiveness of teeth chewing (and drilling) is the key point, not sharpness or indentation (see the entries “TINE” and “SCAR” in the E-WORD: Edenics Digital Dictionary).

שנן  SHeeNaiN, is to constantly repeat, to drill (as in the more accurate teaching of children in Deuteronomy 6: 7. ) DRILLING , rehearsing… as in  a fire drill, may have been considered but rejected by politically correct JPS translators who disliked anything resembling teaching Catholic-school catechisms. The well-meaning post-Sixties reformers dismissed memorization as mindless brainwashing. This turned America from being a country where many students learned Latin conjugations in high school, to a nation where most U.S.-born college students require remedial English to learn basic sentencing skills.

Deuteronomy 6: 7 does not confuse “dumbing down” with a Socialist yearning to lower the education gap, and is not afraid that memorizing fundamentals hampers creativity. Yes, bad societies drill horrible things into young minds. But we must not, therefore, stop drilling positive teachings.


Monday, January 12, 2015


SINHALA (Sri Lanka) -- one of the 11 daughters of Sanskrit

Ah-dhad, today  <  עתה  [A]TaH, now  [ETERNAL]

ahm-maah, mother  <  אם EM (mother) ; אמה  EeMAh is the informal MOM or MOMMA,

Ateh, #8  <  ß ח [K]HeT (letter and number eight)  [EIGHT]

bahl-laah, dog <  ß S-G   כלב   KeLeBH, canine [LOBO]

boo-ru-(waah) , donkey < בעיר  Bih[E]eYR (beast of burden) [BURRO]

dhu-wah, daughter < reverse 1st syllable, read it after the 2nd, S-B S-D   בת BahT (daughter)

ee-yeh, yesterday <  היה HaYaH, was, had been [ETERNAL]

 gahn-nah,  to buy   <     קנה QaNaH, to purchase, own, possess   [COIN]

 hi-sah-rah-dhah-vah is a headache. The dhah-vah. element matches דאבה   Da’A(V)aH (pain).
    [DOVE] While sah-rah reverses ראש  ROaSH, head, like Sanskrit (source of Sinhala),
    where Shira (head) < ß   ראש ROaSH, head. [SIRE]

 ka-lah-yah, jungle  < M231 S-L S-G  יער   YaGHaR,  forest  [JUNGLE]

ko-lah-yah, leaf <   S-G  עלה  GHaLaH, leaf  [KALE]

o-hu  (he) <  הוא HOOE , he

pah-lahl  (wide)  < ß S-B S-L רחב  Ra[K]HahBH, wide  [FAR]

 pi-yaah (dad)  < S-B   אב  ABH, father [ABBOT]

pod-dai, a small amount  < פחות  Pa[K]HOOT (less, minor, inferior) [PEDIATRICIAN]

thaahth-thaaah, daddy < S-D DOAD, uncle…dear male relative, YiDeeYD, friend
thahl , palm <  S-D S-G דקל DeQeL, date palm [DULCET]

u-ku-nahn, lice  <  כנה KeeNaH ,  lice  [GNAT] 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


The Snakes of Eden:

   נחשNaK[H]aSH  or   Na[K]HaSH   (snake/eel) words –nasal-guttural-fricative
See  other Edenic “snake” words at entries like "ASP" and “PYTHON” and “SERPENT.”

Key: M = metathesis, switching order of the Edenic root consonants. ß = reversal
S = letter shifts: [all vowels are interchangeable, no shifts needed]
S-B = bilabial shift [interchangeable lip letters: B, F, V, W],
S-F = fricative shift [interchangeable whistling letters: Soft C,S,TS]  
S-G = guttural shift [interchangeable throat letters: Hard C,G,K,Q]
S-D = dental shift [interchangeable tooth letters: D, T, TS]
S-L = liquid shift [interchangeable tongue letters: L,R]
S-N = nasal shift [interchangeable nose letters: M,N]

Anglo-Saxon/ Old English
snaca,  reptile, snake – source of English SNAKE
hanash , eel
Asheninca: Amazonian
nque, a snake species
fricative drop      FA                     

ß  nasal drop
Bosnian, Croatian (ends in e)

Bru, Katuic Branch of Mon-Khmer (Cambodia region)
Kasan,  snake
M231                 FA    
 Chayahuita:  Amazonian
nacanac, a snake species
n  See Quechua
Reduplicated; either fricative or guttural drop      FA
Chichewa: Bantu (Zambia)
Njoka, snake
Chinese X574
  shan , eel  and earthworm
ß  guttural drop
Chinese (Beijing)
qn,  to snake, slither, wiggle
 ß  fricative drop     FA
Chol: Maya
c'^n-choo, rattlesnake
M213                       FA
Chumash:Hokan (Amerind-Calif.)
. Kn'shahp, snake 
Slange, snake;

 M312  S-G added liquid     
snog,  adder, viper
M312  S-G               FA
Dutch; Afrikaans; Norw.
Slangen; slang; slanger (snake)
M312 S-G  added liquid
Egyptian (Ancient)
nik,  a serpent demon
       fricative drop     FA
Filipino, Tagalog
Ahas, snake
nasal drop
Schlange, snake
M312   added liquid
Ekhis, adder or viper
nasal drop
Maciji, snake
 Kuna, eel
 ß  fricative drop
Hindi: Dravidian   नाग
Nāga, snake
fricative drop

Snigh, to snake, twist, wind
M312  S-G
Japanese  ウナギ
Unagi, eel
 fricative drop
Kalmyk: Mongolic (Kalmykia)
 fricative drop
Kannada: Dravidian (S. India)
go_nasa,  boa constrictor,
 rock snake or python
M213  S-G                FA 
Kannada: Dravidian (S. India)
na_ga, cobra
fricative drop   S-G   FA 
Kiowa: Amerind
Sane, eel
ß  guttural drop
Kui, Katuic Branch of Mon-Khmer (Cambodia region)
Niak, serpent of legend, and initiate to priesthood
 fricative drop     FA 
anguis, snake [source of
English ANGUINE and
ANGUILLIFORM – like a snake ]
Ngu, snake
 fricative drop   S-G
Čūska, snake
 ß  nasal drop
angìs,  snake, viper
S-G                                 FA
Luyia: Bantu
Inzokha, snake
M132                              JM
Malay: Austronesian
Niha, eel
fricative drop
Mang, Mangic Branch of Mon-Khmer (Cambodia region)
han¹ , snake
 ß  fricative drop     FA 
Maori: Austronesian (New Zealand)
Nakahi, snake
fricative drop
Marathi: Dravidian (S. India)
ghan.as, ghan.sa_,  kinds of boa constrictor
M213       S-G          FA   
Middle Chinese
Gwen, snake
 ß  fricative drop   S-G  FA 
Mogoi, the common element in eel and snake word
fricative drop   S-G
na’ashόii, snake
naʼashǫ́ʼii łóóʼ , eel
Northern Sotho: Bantu
Noga, snake
fricative drop
Old High German
 unk,  snake
fricative drop      FA
Old Indian: Dravidian (S. India)
nāg- snake
fricative drop   S-G   FA
Old Irish
 Escung, Fen Snake
ß or M321        SG
Old Irish
 Sachasan,  Sand Eel
ß or M321        SG
Old Prussian
angis, snake
S-G                                 FA
Pali: Dravidian (S. India)
na_ga, snake
fricative drop   S-G   FA 
Pasa’i: Dravidian (S. India)
go_na_s,  snake
M231       S-G          FA
Prakit: Dravidian (S. India)
go_n.asa, a snake species
M231       S-G          FA
*sikan, snake
ß or M321        FA
*mǝk,  snake
S-N, fricative drop    FA
Quechua (Inca)
Mach'aqway, snake

M132  S-N, S-F
Quechua (Inca)
naka-naka, a harmful serpent
  fricative drop         FA
Quiche: Maya
kumätz, serpent, snake
M213   S-N, S-F     FA 
Russian   змея (similar Ukrainian)
Zmeya, snake
ß  guttural drop
Sanskrit  नाग
nāgá, snake
fricative drop
Sesotho (Lesotho, South Africa)
Noha, snake
fricative drop
Shona: Bantu (Zimbabwe)
fricative drop
Kača, snake
nasal drop
Mas, snake
guttural drop
South Pare: Bantu; Swahili
nyoka, snake
fricative drop    FA
Sumerian (extinct)
Muš, snake
S-N, guttural drop
snok, snake
M312                FA        
Ngoo, snake
fricative drop   S-G
Tongan (Polynesian)
Ngata, snake
S-G  SH àT     FA
Udighe (Tungus-Manchu)
miki,  snake
S-N, fricative drop
Ugaritic (extinct Semitic)
Nš, serpent
Wa, Palaungic Branch of Mon-Khmer (Cambodia region)
hsaüin, snake
M231                 FA    
Waigali: Dravidian (S. India)
zyen, snake
ß  guttural drop  S-F FA
West Pahari: Dravidian (S. India)
gun.s,  a cobra
M231       S-G            FA
Major Contributor: FA, Fernando Aedo