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by lpetrich
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

Modern Hebrew as no bearing on Ancient Phoenician and you are deliberately over complicating the tense system, Phoenician is an archaic and simple seafaring language. Phoenician is closely related to Hebrew, and that means that it likely had the complexities of Hebrew verbs. BTW, Modern Hebrew isn'...
by lpetrich
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew

On the other hand, there are those who would argue that bara does not mean 'created' in Gn 1:1. How? Looking elsewhere in the Bible, it appears in contexts that clearly indicate giving some form to pre-existing material. Strong's Hebrew: 1254. בָּרָא (bara') -- choose So that word alone does not sa...
by lpetrich
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew

I have thought of a plausible Hebrew interpretation for "bara min": "he created a kind".
by lpetrich
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: "baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

"baramin" - bad grammar in Hebrew

A baramin is a creationist "created kind", all organisms that are descended from some specially-created ancestor. The word was coined from Hebrew bara ("created", like in Genesis 1:1) and min ("kind", "species"). But that word is bad grammar in Hebrew. Proper Hebrew would be "min baru" with plural "...
by lpetrich
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

There's also a difference in root structure. Semitic languages have a triconsonant root structure with lots of variations in its vowels to express various meanings. Indo-European roots are biconsonantal with one varying vowel. IE ablaut has varying amounts of survival in the attested IE languages. A...
by lpetrich
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

The verb system of Phoenician is very simple, easier then Greek and Latin because its very English. ... Nonsense. Check out Phoenician language - Wikipedia -- as far as can be determined, Phoenician was very close to Biblical Hebrew. That goes for its grammar as well as for its vocabulary. Here is ...
by lpetrich
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

If people can read the Roman-alphabet then they can read the parent alphabet, Ancient Latin was written in a more Phoenician like script. (...) The Roman alphabet is derived from the Greek one, and though I know the Greek one, it is necessary to learn it separately. The Phoenician alphabet I don't ...
by lpetrich
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

I'd like to see Roman-alphabet transcriptions of everything written in any other writing system. Especially Hebrew and Phoenician and similar. In any case, I thought of summarizing the verb systems of Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, but I gave up. They are too different. I didn't want to give a detailed i...
by lpetrich
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

Now for Semitic languages. I used Conjugate On The Coolest Verb Conjugator | Cooljugator.com for Hebrew and Arabic, Aramaic Skeleton Grammar , and Akkadian at the Language Gulper. Note that the present/future tense here has both prefixes and suffixes in its conjugation. Hebrew: - -, t- -, t- -i, y- ...
by lpetrich
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 15
Views: 9558

Re: Phoenician tenses.

Try using some Roman-alphabet transcription. There aren't many of us who can read the Phoenician alphabet. Also, I don't think that I have the patience to give a complete introduction to Indo-European and Semitic linguistics. It should be obvious that Phoenician and Hebrew are much closer to Arabic,...