Yes, פרט P'RahDT is a PARTicular PART, but the many P-Rs and R-Ps of putting together and taking aPaRt are clearly engineered by some sort of Master Toymaker-Musician-Linguist.
Let's limit ourselves to some Pey-Resh or Resh-Pey words of sePARation:
You say breaking up is hard to do? There's FRail, FRiable, FRAY, FRazzle, dozens of PART words like PARTY and PARTisan, RiP and RuPture. And we won't go to all the bilabial-liquid-guttural (lip-tongue-throat) words like FRACtion.
Name that tune? Where are these words from?
טרף Tet-Resh-Phey means to tear, RIP, and devour prey. One PRedatory tearing specialty is breaking a neck: ערף [A]RaPH
פרד PaRahD is apart. 7 more Pey-Resh verbs of separation.
פרור PayROOR means a crumb or fragment, and פרר PaRaR , to crush or break into crumbs .
אפר [A]FahR (ashes) and עפר AyFeR (dust) give us fine examples of double roots. In both similar words, the פר Pey-Resh sub-root means the crumbled, tiny specks of this post. The אפ Aleph-Phey sub-root means nostrils, nose (Genesis 2:7); while the עפ Ayin-Phey sub-root means to fly (Genesis 1:20 – see “AVIATE”). Ashes are burnt particles that mostly impact our sense of smell, while dust is flying particles.
Aren't there any of those related built-in opposites we've been reading about?
Two examples are תפר TaFaR , to sew together, and תרופה
T'ROOPHaH, to put together medically... source of THERAPY. The root of healing is just Resh-Phey/R-P.
A RHAPSODY from a musical hodge-podge that is loosely tied together is from רפסודה RaPSoDaH (raft – II Chronicles 2:15).
Thursday, April 8, 2010
take-apart, put-together: the Divine Leggos of Edenic sub-roots
Posted by IsaacMozeson at 1:27 PM