An excerpt from The Origin of Speeches
(Lightcatcherbooks or Amazon):
As a T and S combined, the צ Tsadi/TS gets to dance at both weddings (dental and fricative).
The sharp צן TSaiN (thorn) gave English TINE.
The hollow צנור TSeeNOAR gave English SNORKEL and SNORE.
Do not confuse this breakdown of anatomical sounds with the number of Aleph-Bet letters. פ Pey and Phey (P/PH or F), כ Kahf and Khaf (K/KH) and שShin/Sin (SH/S) - are each formed from the same graphic letter. When reciting from a Torah scroll, the reader has to know which letter is intended. (Of course, this allows for many of the double entendres and ironies that delights Easterners and vexes Westerners.) In non-sacred writing, or in the Israeli newspaper for new immigrants, diacritical marks are added to aid pronunciation. As mentioned above, an added dot differentiates the above letter pairs. A dot in the middle of the letter means more distinct sound, and less vibrarting air. ( ב Bet, פ Pey and כ Kahf, instead of Bhet, Phey and Khaf).
For the ש Shin/Sin pair of sounds, however, the differentiating dot is above. It is on the right side for the Shin, and on the left for the Sin. Now you know why SINISTER means “on the left.” There is something “not right” about the left, but superstitions about evil southpaws are baseless.
This dot digression about Edenic letters has impacted our Alphabet. The Japhetic (or Indo-European, Western-trained} mind does not tolerate “ambiguities” – and their penchant for “precision” demanded that an H follows P or S to indicate the sounds PH or SH. The Semitic sensibility, on the other hand, which the Edenic Bible is predicated on, thrives on the wordplay and multiple entendres available in these richly versatile symbols of sound and sense. Here is a good rule to remember in either linguistics or Bible Studies:
Where the Japhetic sees mind-numbing contradiction, the Semitic sees mind-provoking paradox.
The next Edenics book might be on Amerind. Fernando, Phil, Regina and I found more quality and quantity of Edenics data in the New World than we hoped for. Will return to the Amazon soon.Archived posts http://isaacmozeson.posterous.com/ , Edenics searches + web games: http://www.edenics.net/
Edenics DVDs and most recent book: THE ORIGIN OF SPEECHES. Edenic (Biblical Hebrew) as the original, pre-Babel human language program see our many resources at http://www.edenics.org/ incl. videos in English, Spn., Fr. or Ger.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The Righteous Man Gets To Dance at Two Weddings ,(but not the sinister lefty)
Posted by IsaacMozeson at 11:48 AM