שפהSaPHaH (language) gave us SPeeCH. (The guttural Hey/H hardened).בר BahR, ברורה BaROORaH means PURE. (The bilabial Bet/B shifted to P.)
The built-n opposite of PURE, is the bilabial-liquid (lip-tongue) word בלולה BiLOOLaH (mixed).
Another name for Edenic, or the pristine Hebrew of the Torah, is the Sapha Berurah. Zephaniah in 3:9, predicts that the Pure Language will emerge to overthrow our way of thinking, and to unite all Mankind.
Is this Edenics?
Our growing team of global Edenicists are betting are lives on it.
This is my first post as an Israeli. The first academic, peer reviewed article on Edenics came out of Jerusalem, and is pasted below:
COULD PRE-HEBREW BE THE שפה אחת “Safa Achat” OF GENESIS 11:1 ?
ISAAC ELCHANAN MOZESON A.B.D. New York Univ.. 1979
For The JEWISH BIBLE QUARTERLY (Jerusalem) ,the only English language peer-reviewed journal
Modern linguists assume one original Mother Tongue – monogenesis of language – on probabilistic grounds.1 Indeed, recent research involving intrasyllabic consonant-vowel co-occurrence supports the theory that there was, in fact, one Mother Tongue.2 Joseph Greenberg from Stanford University pioneered the technique of mass multilateral comparisons by examining hundreds of words from many languages and seeking similarities.3 Merritt Ruhlen showed that the striking similarities between words denoting a particular concept across language families proved a single origin for the world's languages.4 The Russians Illic-Svityc and Dolgopolsky reconstructed the superfamily to which Indo-European and other major language families belonged (Afro-Asiatic, Kartvelian, Uralic, Altaic and Dravidian) and termed this proto language Nostratic.5 The geneticist Cavalli-Sforza compared genetic groupings of humans and Greenberg's linguistic classification and found a high degree of similarity.6
The Bible describes this scenario perfectly: ויהי כל הארץ שפה אחת ודברים אחדים
All the earth had the same language [safa achat] and the same words (Gen. 11:1).
Virtually all Jewish commentators (Rashi, Radak, Malbim) on the basis of a talmudic quote (JT Megillah 1:9) view this "one language" as Hebrew. The Torah was given in Hebrew [Bereshit Rabbah 18:4; 31:8]. All languages are incorporated [nichlalin] into Hebrew and all 70 languages have a source [שרש shoresh] in לשון הקדש Leshon haKodesh [Sfat Emet, Bamidbar Shevuot]. Since Abraham of the Late Bronze Age is the firstעברי Hebrew, calling this proto-Semitic Mother Tongue “Hebrew” is problematic. It is more logical to honor the first recorded homeland of speaking homo sapiens and to call this language Edenic. Nonetheless, it is Biblical Hebrew and occasional words from other ancient Semitic tongues that appear to be the stock of the wide world’s diverse vocabularies. Those original 70 languages that seem somehow to be spun off of Edenic, giving rise to the 70 nations in Genesis 10, would continue to naturally break off into the 6,000 “languages” (more accurately, dialects) that we have today.
But how could a theoretical Mother Tongue, like the Pre-Hebrew or Edenic שפה אחת safah achat of our focus, get diversified into such different languages? Even if neuro-linguists make breakthroughs in understanding glossolalia (where subjects under hypnosis were able to “speak in tongues” in languages they never knew), it is doubtful that we could ever fully understand what may have happened at the Tower of Babel. But the answer may be in the text: Let Us then go down and confound their speech there so that they shall not understand one other's speech (Gen. 11:6). That is why it was called Babel, because there the Lord confounded the speech of the whole earth (Gen. 11:9). The Hebrew terms ונבלהv'navla (confound) and בלל ballal (confounded) has been explained (Midrash Tanchuma Noach Siman 28) that God literally mixed up language roots. I intend to show by use of classic linguistic rules (Grimm's Laws) how this confounding of the Edenic roots could develop into such diverse tongues. Some of the patterns (e.g Hebrew to Japanese) even have fairly set algorithms (in this case simple reversal of the letters).
Linguists have done centuries of exhaustive work in tracing how early Germanic became old, middle and low forms of modern Germanic languages, like Dutch, English, German, the Scandinavian languages and Yiddish. By applying these same patterns of language change to Biblical Hebrew, we can discover much about how the “confounding” of languages came about.
The most basic aspect of language change involves Letter Shifts within the anatomical ranges of the parts of the mouth used to pronounce each interchangeable letter/sound. Students of English are familiar with Grimms’ Laws, so that Dutch vader (father) and English “father” are cognates (sharing ancestry). Both V and F are letters/sounds made in the lips, thus they are called bilabials. The harsh D and the softer TH are both letter/sounds made by the tongue at the teeth ridge, thus they are called dentals. Throw in the Latin “father,” pater, and now you can hear why linguists have designated an Indo-European family that includes the ancestors of Germanic and the Romance languages.
The Brothers Grimm, of fairy tale fame, popularized Grimm’s Laws of letter shifts. But they were not the first to put the observation into print. רשי Rashi is the acronym of the premier bible commentator, Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitzchak of Troyes, France (1040-1105). His essential, text-based commentary was first printed in 1470, and Rashi is always the first commentary printed alongside the Hebrew text of the Pentateuch. In his commentary on Leviticus 19:16, Rashi, explains how the כ Kaph/K of one word can be shifted to a ג Gimel /G to offer us an alternative word and a fuller reading of the biblical text. This was an observed guttural shift 400 years ahead of the West. He writes that “all letters that begin from the same place [in the mouth] interchange.”
There are seven sound-based letter shifts within seven anatomical groups:
A. Interchangeable Voiceless Vowels: א Aleph/any vowel; ה Hey/H; וVav/OO or OA; יYod/Y, J or eeY; or the ע Ayin as vowel
B. Interchangeable Bilabial Letters (made with the LIPS)
ב Bet/B, בBhet/BH or [V]; וVav/V or W; פPey/P; Phey/PH or F
C. Interchangeable Guttural Letters (made in the THROAT)
ה Hey/H, גGimel/G or J,ח Het/[K]H or K[H], כ Kahf/K, Khaf/KH,
עAyin/GH or vowel, קKoof/Q
D. Interchangeable Dental Letters (made with the TOOTH RIDGE)
דDalet/D, טTet/DT, צ Tsadi/TS (always ST in European), תTahf/T or Thaf/TH
E. Interchangeable Nasal Letters (made in the NOSE)
מ Mem/M, נ Noon/N
F. Interchangeable Liquid Letters (made with the ROLLING TONGUE)
לLamed/L,ר Resh/R or WR
G. Interchangeable Fricative or Sibilant Letters (made with WHISTLING air)
זZayin/Z, סSamekh/$, צTsadi/TS, שSin/S, Shin/SH, תSahf/(S) (Sahf is a variant of Tahf)
The vowels are too simple. In fact, ancient Semitic (like contemporary texting) barely records vowels. So, let us look at examples of the six consonantal letter shifts. We begin with four examples from German, familiar to many English and Yiddish speakers. We’ll add an example from a non-Indo-European language family, and conclude with an illustration how Edenic, the sapha achat, demonstrates intimate design with these letter shifts, in antonyms. (Like-sounding synonyms evolve naturally, often from the same source. But for antonyms to do so is counter-intuitive.)
B. LIPS/ BILABIAL SHIFT
1) German feur means fire. It is from a bilabial shift (S-B) of Edenic בערboer, to burn ; the noun for a fire is הבערhebher.
2) Lowe is a lion;לביא lavie is a lion in the Hebrew Bible.
3) uber is over; עבר abhar is over.
4) Wetten is a vow (as in a WEDDING) ; בטח betech, Bet-Tet-Het, is the word for assurance.
5) Appa is father for the aleut Eskimo; אבא abba is the Aramaic father, the extension of אב abh, father that also gave us pope and papa.
6) Within Edenic, now considering the internal evidence for a primary language
program that was designed, not evolved, גברgever is a powerful adult male
(Job 38:3), while גורgur is the vulnerable young of animals (Genesis 49:9). This pair
of antonyms works with the בBhet shifting bilabials to a וVav.
C. THROAT/ GUTTURAL SHIFT
1) Direkt means direct; דרךderech is a way .
2) Horn is a horn in German, קרן qeren is the horn of Biblical Hebrew.
3) Milch is some milk; מלקmalaq is to wring (as in, to milk).
4) Sicher is secure, safe (from);סגור sagur is closed.
5) Ying is a baby in Chinese; יונקyonaiq is a suckling.
6) צחק Tsachaq is to laugh (Genesis 17:17), whileצעק tsa’uq is to cry (Genesis 27:34).
D. TOOTH RIDGE/ DENTAL SHIFT
1) Beute is booty, spoil; בצעbetsah is unjust gain.
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