Wednesday, November 16, 2016


BALL      BahLahL       Bet-Lamed-Lamed
BALL-UL                      בלל             [BLL]
ROOTS: The alleged  IE “root” of BALL is bhel-2   (to blow, swell).
בלום  BaLOOM (swollen) and  בלט BaLaDT (to protrude – see “BLOAT”) address a BL root of filling or expanding.  Other Edenic words match the rolling, mixed up sense of being all BALLED UP in a BALL of confusion.    בללBaLaL is to con­found (as human vocabulary was in Genesis 11:9  with the BABBLE of Babel),   בלול BaLOOL is to mingle together (Leviticus 2:5), בליל   BiLeeYL (fodder, literally means ‘mixture”), and   בלבול BiLBOOL means confusion.  See “BABBLE” (confused, mixed up language). The one original language of Genesis 11: 1 is “confounded,” aב-ל   Bet-Lamed word, in Genesis 11:7.
For the built-in antonym (BL shifting to BR) there is the unmixed or “pure” language, SaPHaH BROORaH, שפה ברורה   of Zephaniah 3:9 – see “PURE.”
Bilabial-liquid related words include ערבל  [E]eRBaiL (to mix, confuse) and ערב Ayin-Resh-Bet terms  of mixing, confusing and swarming. Rolling and mixing occurs on both the BALLFIELD and BALLROOM, as seen below.  A BL antonym which prevents overlapping is גבול GiBHOOL (border – Genesis 10:19).
Edenic words containing the sub-root Bet/Bhet-Lamed imply a mixing of elements:
גבול GiBHOOL is a border between two countries; חבל  [K]HeBHeL, a string, is threads twisted together -- ( גבל GeBHeL, braid, and  כבל KeBHeL, strong rope, are taken up at “CABLE”) ; טבל DTeBHeL is to immerse one thing in another – see “DIP;”  יבל YaBHahL is a stream of flowing waters,   מבול MaBHOOL (the flood of Genesis) was a cataclysmic geological mixture of biblical proportions, where the dryness and seas
mixed ; the נבל NaBHaL is  a churl who lacks propriety, an impious fool who mixes the sacred and profane (Isaiah 32:5 – see “VILE;”  נבל NaBHaL is also a lyre (Psalms 150:3, on which, like a harp, notes are mixed -- rather than the plucking of single notes ; שביל SH’BHeeYL is a path that links spaces, (allowing a mixture of) different areas (Psalms 77:20).
With a “weak letter” like ה Hey separating ב Bet and ל Lamed in בהל BaHaL, to be alarmed, dismayed, “confounded” (Lexicon --  Genesis 45:3) it is expected that  ב-ל B-L confusion and mixed emotions are involved.   בהלה BeHaLaH is terror (Leviticus 20:19).  Variations are בלה BaLaH and בלהה BaLHaH (terror).  The bilabial-liquid of FEAR may be distantly related (see “FEAR”).  Some feel that the ב-ל Bet-Lamed in אבל ABHeL (mourning, bereavement – see “OWL”)  also expresses this confusion and terror.
תבל TeyBHaiL is This World of mixed elements.   Tahf-Bhet-Lamed, תבל TeBHeL, means spice, confusion or lewdness.  See “LEWD.” The “confusion” belongs here, as seen in תבלול TaBHLOOL, mixture, blending.  Spices mix flavors in culinary mixtures.  The “lewdness” refers to illicit couplings or sexual mixtures (Leviticus 18:23). The בעל Ba’[A]L, husband  (Exodus 21:3) and deity בעל BA’AL are involved in sexual couplings.  See “BULLY.”
Two other Bet-Lamed words of mixing, or togetherness, appear in the “A-” entry of Aleph
as :  אבל   ABHaL, Aleph-Bhet-Lamed, means but, only (Genesis 42:21; “but” in Daniel 10:7, like Farsi vali).  Our ב-ל   Bet-Lamed means a mixture of components.   A + BL could thus  mean NOT mixed together with others – as in “but” and “only.”   For the German “but,” aber, merely shift the Lamed/L to R.  For the Spanish “but,” pero, the bilabial is shifted too, Bhet/BH to P.
The other Aleph-Bhet-Lamed word is pronounced  אבל ABHeL, meaning: a mourner or the verb to mourn – see “OWL” and “WAIL.”  The noun of mourning is אבל AyBHeL.
Once again the two-letter sub-root is ב-ל   B-L togetherness (seen here at “BALL," and documented globally by Merritt Ruhlin as "the world’s most popular sound for “two” – see Ruhlin in The Origin of Speeches.  Mourning is about feeling the isolation of losing the two-ness, the relationship with a loved one.  The ב-ל   Bet-Lamed mix or relationship has been negated (Aleph prefix) by death. See “A-“ for the Aleph prefix of negation (like asymmetrical).
The ב-ל   Bet-Lamed sub-root material is elaborated more, and laid out alphabetically in the new chapter seven of The Origin of Speeches.  The related liquid-bilabial mixing word, ערב  Ayin-Resh-Bhet, is at “SCRAMBLE.”

BRANCHES:  Edenic Bet-Vav-Lamedבול    BOOL (Isaiah 44:19) is like a papal BULL, plural BULLA and BULLAE.  These are BALLS of soft lead, clay, etc. flattened by a seal for authenticated official documents – see “BULLETIN.”  BOLUS is from a Greek word meaning "lump." Some of these recall בול BOOL (lump - Isaiah 44:19) – also see “BULLETIN.”
The round BOLL or seedpods of the BOLL WEEVIL are a natural BALL.
BALE, BALEEN, BALLET (see below), BALLOT, BALOON, BOLL, BOULEVARD (see "BOULEVARD"), BOWL, BULK, BULL, BULWARK, FOLLICLE, BOOL, PELLET, and PHALLUS are linked to IE “root” bhel. The first part of BILLIARDS belongs here too.  A BOLN is also swollen and ball-like.
Spanish baile (dance), like BALLET, names dance for “mixed movement” than joyful leaping – see “DANCE.” BALARINA and BALLAD are invited to this BALL. The BL in BALTER (to tangle, to walk or dance clumsily), is a clumsy opposite of the graceful mixing in dance.  BOLERO, meter in Spanish music, echoes the BL theme of mixing, while the BOLA is thrown at the legs of cattle to entangle them.
The פ-ו-ר Pey-Vav-Resh, POOR (the round, pebble-like lots cast in Esther 3:7) resemble a Swahili (m)pira (ball), an Australian Aborigine pula or boola (ball, lump), a Tahitian poro (ball) or a Spanish pelota (ball). These BULLETS, PELLETS or BALLOTS were rolled or BOWLED or PELTED.
A small ball that we swallow as medicine is a PILL.  A lip-made or bilabial B easily rolls into a lip-made or bilabial P, and vice versa.
To roll in Tibetan is b'al, while po lo is a ball.
To בלבל   BiLBail (confuse) a consonant or syllable is to make it different -- mbalimbali in Swahili. The common L to R change may account for the names of mixed race, mixed language peoples such as the BERBERS of North Africa and the BARBARIANS of Eurasia. (See “BARBARIAN.”) "Together" is beraber in the richly mixed vocabulary of Turkish.  Besides [A]hRaBHaH (desert), the Ayin-Resh-Bet words above are related to another mixed-race of greater prominence, the ARABS. Genesis 16 establishes Ishmael’s regal Hamito-Semitic lineage.
See "BABBLE" for the BALLED UP sense of BL; see "WAL­LOW" for the rolling sense of BL and LB words.  Here are BALL words like the REVOLVER and EVOLUTION itself. See "BLOAT," "BOULDER" and "VAULT" for the swollen sense of BL; see "BALE" for a tied-up ball.   BULB and BULBOUS could be lumped into these BL balls, and BOLLIX is to bungle. (Mark Feffer)
For BR antonyms of clarity, see “PURE.”
The element of confusion (BL), occurs with two objects instead of one. The world’s most common words for “two”  are BR, BL and PL (The Origin of Language, Matthew Ruhlen, Table 10). One example is Swahili’s number two: mbili; the prefix for a double or twin is -wili. Zulu –bili means “both” and “double.”  Shifting B to P in PAIR  words include: Finnish pari is a couple or pair, French paire, German paar, Hungarian  par,  Polish para, and  further away,  bilabial-liquids like Araona  (Amazon) pelei-2 (twins) and Samoan fa'alua (twins). PAIR words share the P + liquid of כפל K-PH-L, couple,   “COUPLE.”
Basque ball is baloi, probably too close to French baile (ball). Round in Basque is biribil, reflecting the Edenic bilabial-liquid mixing up of בלבול BiLBOOL (confusion), like Swahil mpira (ball).
Cantonese baw (wave), pronounced like BALL, suggests that BILLOW (wave) may be a rolling, mixing term akin to BALL, rather than, as assumed, a cognate of “bulge.”  BILLOW is more likely a cognate of FLOW, see “BILLOW.”
Going back to the most ancient of post-Edenic languages, in Sumerian bal and bala mean spindle, revolve, crossover and turn around. In Latvian, the bilabials and liquids shift so that apala and par mean  round, circular,  over, and turn around .   ב-ל   Bhet-Lamed filial associations at "FILAMENT."
Matching  the antonym אבל   A(V)ahL, but, a conjunction of exclusion, not mixing, “but” in Mapuche (Chilean isolate) is i welu.  In Polish  aLBo means “either … or,”  and lub means “or.”
SHUFFLE shares a “dancing” meaning with BALLET, and a  “mixing” meaning (playing cards and tiles) with BALL UP.  The AHD offers the brave etymon, “probably of  Middle Dutch or Middle Low German origin.”  This is code for “we have no clue.”  Portuguese researcher Fernando Almeida links scores of pre-Latin Iberian words to Semitic, and traces SHUFFLE to Phoenician bilulu (mixed). “Phonecian” is code for Edenic.

The Global BALL Rolls On

Edenic                                   mix up                                 B a L a L    בלל
to mix
B a L ā l u                  SW
American Spanish
rope device to entangle
B o L a
round (rolling, mixed plane)
boll, ball, round object
B o LL e
to throw into confusion
B o LL ix
a dance of mixed movement
B a LL et
W i RR
a lump, ball (as of clay)
B o L u s
mix, mingle
Latin      (source of PILL)
P I  L a
to mix
  Buu R o                     FA
Old Babylonian
to mix
    B  a R a 2                           FA
Old English
mixing BOWL
    B o LL a
Old High German
   B a LL
Old Norse
rolled-up load…BULK
    B u  L ki
B i  L
Mixed up
P a L u,  F i Lo
Skiri Pawnee/Amerind
mixed together
W i  R iis               FA
B o L a, PeLota
to mix
B a  R a                  FA