Search found 284 matches

by lpetrich
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Classical Texts and History
Topic: Phoenician tenses.
Replies: 19
Views: 37284

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: 19
Views: 37284

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: 19
Views: 37284

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: 19
Views: 37284

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: 19
Views: 37284

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,...
by lpetrich
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22565

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

I was using Tanach (JPS): Genesis: Genesis Chapter 1 from 1917. Seems like it was revised from standalone in 1917 to adverbial in 1989.
by lpetrich
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22565

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The score:
JPS: standalone
Chabad, Alter, Fox, Friedman: adverbial clause
by lpetrich
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22565

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

The JPS translations used in the Reform and Conservative synagogues in the US, the translation found in the online Chabad Tanakh, and the translations offered by Robert Alter, Everett Fox, and Richard Elliott Friedman, all treat בְּרֵשִׁית בָּרָא as being in the construct state. Genesis 1:1 as a st...
by lpetrich
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22565

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

I should add to that back-projection: From his hair the trees From his eyebrows the realm of humanity I tried to translate it into reconstructed Proto-Indo-European, but I ran into a lot of difficulties with some of the vocabulary. Grammatically, it would be Yemos-gen-sg flesh-abl-sg Mannus-nom-sg e...
by lpetrich
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: In the beginning, God separated?
Replies: 15
Views: 22565

Re: In the beginning, God separated?

Ymir - Wikipedia presents how it went, and the discusses other Indo-European cosmogonic dismemberings. Projecting Ymir's fate back in time, I get something like From Yemos's flesh Mannus made the earth From his bones the hills From his blood the sea From his skull the heaven From his brain the clouds