Thursday, December 29, 2016

ON THE SCENT OF S M E L L




SM(ELL)   $ahM    Samekh-Mem
SUM                  סם           [SM]
ROOTS: SMELL, OSMIUM and OSMATIC are, more recently,  from Greek osme or osmi οσμή , smell, scent. The alleged  IE base smul (linked to SMOLDER) has the basic sense of "to give off smoke." The slow-burning, smoldering incense of Leviticus 4:7 indicates that the historical linguists were following the right scent. But a Semitic source would stink up their racist White Power thesis.
 סם $ahM, in the plural סמים  $ahMeeYM means spices, aromatics (Exodus 30:34). The incense (see above) involved such strong-smelling spices, and  בשם  (Boa)SeM is the BALSAM plant or an adjective meaning fragrent or spicey.(spice) are in Exodus 35:28.
סם $ahM can also mean “drug, medicine or poison,” as it does with סמא $aMAh in Aramaic-Syriac.  Many drugs, even medicines are poison… certainly narcotics. The term “aromatherapy” links smell and medicine, and the good or bad “smell” of a reputation, a   שמע SHeyM[A]h  (Joshua 6:27) becomes more distinct.  We can ride the waves of fricative-nasal  SENSATION from SMELL to SOUND. See “SOUND.”
זנח ZaNa[K]H (Isaiah 19:6) and  צחן TSa[K]HaN  ( Joel 2:20) can mean "stink" – see  “SKUNK.”   Synonyms by metathesis.

BRANCHES: בשם  Boa$eM, spice, perfume, opens up our SENSES to a fricative-nasal sub-root, and a wider theme than a dictionary definition. 
OZONE is a cognate of OSMIUM. The SM and ZN terms link up with SNIFF and SN words at "SNORKEL." The composite global words for “NOSE” and “smell” are similarly fricative-nasals, sometimes reversed but usually SN.
Akkadian shammu (plant, drug, medicine) likely means that the SHAMAN was an herbalist and natural healer with the canny marketing sense to play the powerful, crucial sorcerer. Forms of this SM healer-spiritualist are found all over E. Europe, and as far back as Tocharian B. Spinning their typical linguistic sham of affected expertise, the AHD traces SHAMAN to Sanskrit sramah (religious exercise) and sramati (he toils, practices austerity).  Buying the bad medicine and sleight-of-hand magic of Semitically-challenged etymology may not make us smarter, but it does create jobs with tenure.

More at  “BALSAM,” “OMEN,” “SEEM”  and “SIMULATION” (which has SENSE).

Saturday, December 24, 2016

HANUKAH and Immaculate CONCEPTION




Hanukah and Vayeshev (Genesis 38): Tamar Sheds Light on Immaculate Conception

The twice married, upright תמר Tamar courageously conceives the ancestor of King David by playing a prostitute. She was not born Jewish, but she desperately wanted to fulfill the promised Levirite marriage, and to bear the destiny of Judah’s path.  A most non-Immaculate Conception of the Messiah !

The Hellenic re-write of conceiving the Messiah involves an engaged Jewish virgin named Miriam/Mary who does not consent to a “Leda and the Swan” -style supernatural conception.  Active vs. passive; real/fantastic; Jewish-universal/Jewish only to replace the Jews; sex can be abused, but is the divine vehicle for giving love and life/ sex is filthy but necessary for the lowly masses. There can be no greater contrast, nor more important one, between these two heroines of the Hebrew Bible and the Greek Gospels.

The name תמר Tamar is about being “upright.” תמר  TaMaR is a tall, straight palm tree, and a pillar (Jeremiah 10:5) [E-Word entry: TRUNK].  Do you really think the Greco-Romans invented the pillar? Or did the Creator of our Natural Universe show us the way?

Back in graduate school in American Literature I had a nominally-Jewish professor who was a respected author and expert in Greek Mythology and the sources of modern literature. We were learning Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, whose climactic scene has Reverand Dimmesdale condemning Hester Prynne in court for adultery --   for carrying HIS own baby,  which he would not confess to .  Dr. S. was stunned to hear from a kid in the back that this is the precise scene of Genesis 38 --  except that Judge Judah mans up when Tamar presents evidence that Judah is the father of the child… who would give rise to David and the Messianic line of actual Judean kings.

Could our Creator be telling us that courageous human endeavor will engender redemption?
Hanukah is the time to hold a candle up to the black and white differences between the Hebraic and the Hellenic.  Happy Hanukah.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Initial א Aleph prefix of negation



THE ALEPH/A PREFIX - א of negation

 

Aleph-Yod,אי  EeY, is a standard negative prefix, added on to words with a hyphen.  Here it is proposed that the initial Alef/A letter alone, within a three-consonant root, can sometimes function in this same way.

In English the prefix A- means “not,” as in ASYMMETRICAL. 

The Indo-European (IE) root for A- is ne (not), just as the Hebrew prefix, Aleph-Yod or אי EeY- is believed to be a short form of אין  AiYN, not  Sanskrit has both a- and an-.  [INSOMNIA]

The negative prefix Aleph-Yod is found in I Samuel 21:4.  A baby boy is named Ichabod to say איכבד Eey-KaBHoaD, “there is no” honor.  In Phoenician the negative prefix is also אי EeY.  In Modern Hebrew, איפשר EeY-EFSHaR means “impossible.

It is not impossible that Aleph alone can mean “not” without being an abbreviation of אין AiN (not).  Just as Aleph can be an article, like “A” meaning “one exists.”  [A]  This chapter is all about the existence of negative images, of anti-matter, like negative numbers in the perfect, designed world of mathematics.  Aleph/A should therefore also be able to infer that “none exists.”  Such is the science of Edenics, “the thing and its opposite” in terms of Hebrew studies.  So think of this proposed Aleph/A prefix as an anti-article.

In an important component of the ancient Semitic languages that add to our knowledge of Proto-Semitic or Edenic, Akkadian, ai, e or i is this negative prefix.  There is no Yod or Y, nor any indication that it is an abbreviation of a longer negative term.  Moreover, I and ii mean “not” in Saami (Lapp).

There are several Edenic words that begin with Aleph, where the Aleph alone can mean negation.  No negative prefix is employed or intended.  Nonetheless, when one analyzes the Edenic word as a chemical compound, with modular elements of meaning, a one-letter (Aleph) element of negation emerges to “negate” the two-letter sub-root.  Here are 14 examples:


1) אבל ABHaL, Aleph-Bhet-Lamed, but, only (Genesis 42:21). בלל Bet-Lamed means a mixture of components [BALL].  A + BL could mean NOT mixed together with others – as in “but” and “only.”

2) The other Aleph-Bhet-Lamed word is pronounced אבל ABHeL, meaning: a mourner or the verb to mourn.  [OWL] [WAIL]  The noun of mourning is אבל AyBHeL.  Once again the two-letter sub-root is בל B-L togetherness seen at “BALL” and the world’s most popular language-sound for “two.”  Mourning is about feeling the isolation of losing the two-ness, the relationship with a loved one.  The Bet-Lamed mix or relationship has been negated (Aleph prefix) by death.

3)  אגוז  EGOAZ, Aleph-Gimel-Zayin, means a nut, that which is  אגז AGahZ or bunched together  [ZYGOTE]. גזז  GaZaZ means cut, shear, separate.
 A + GZ could mean that which is not separated.

4) אדם ADaM, Aleph-Dalet-Mem, means man, Adam, man of earth or earthling. ,דמ דממה Dalet-Mem means silence [DUMB].  A + DM could mean the one species (Man) that is “NOT silent,” as the world’s only speaker.

5) אדמה ADaMaH, Aleph-Dalet-Mem means earth, land.  [DEMOCRACY] דמ, דם  Dalet-Mem also means liquid.  [DAMP (A)].  A + DM could mean the dry land, or that which is NOT wet on this blue planet.

6) אדון ADOAN, Aleph-Dalet-Vav-Noon, means lord or master.  [ADONIS] דין, דון Dalet-Noon means law.  – [DAMN]  A + DN could mean the one entity NOT under the law, in someone else’s jurisdiction ( מדינהMiDeeYNaH). [MADONNA]

7) The  אזוב AyZOABH (hyssop plant -- Exodus 12:22) provides physical and spiritual cleansing for the ritually unclean, like the  discussed  זב  ZahBH (person with a uncontrolled discharge of sexual fluid or  a  זוב ZOABH --   Leviticus 15-33). [SEEP]

8) The final ח Het notwithstanding, an אזרח  EZRa[K]H  is a  citizen or native  (Leviticus 16:29), who is NOT (א)  an alien or stranger,  a   זר ZahR (Leviticus 22:13).

9) אכל AKHaL, Aleph-Khaf-Lamed, to consume, finish off, thus eat.  Khaf-Lamed is the sub-root of completeness. (WHOLE at the ALL entry)  At the “EAGLE” entry of this eminent destroyer and eater one sees the Khaf-Lamed word of completing a creation.  This wholeness and creation is negated with the Aleph prefix. 

10) אמת EMeT, Aleph-Mem-Tahf, means truth. [ETYMOLOGY] מת Mem-Tahf means death.  [CHECKMATE]  A + MT could mean that which is undying (truth).

11) אסר A$aR, Aleph-Samekh-Resh, is to harness, tie, forbid or imprison (Genesis 40:3).   סר Samekh-Resh means to turn aside or stray.  [SWERVE]  A + $R could mean confined and NOT allowed to stray. 

12)   אפרוח  EFROA’ahK[H], Aleph-Phey-Resh-Vav-Het,  is a chick, or baby bird.  פרח Pey/Phey-Resh-Het is to break out, to fly. [FLIGHT]  A + FRK means the baby chick as the bird that cannot yet manage flight.

13) אשכול ESHKOAL, Aleph-Shin-Kaph-Vav-Lamed, means a cluster or group.  [SCHOOL] שכול  SHiKOOL, just the Shin-Kaph-Vav-Lamed, means bereaved  [SINGLE].  A + SHiKOOL could mean NO individuals lost from the group (of children or grapes).

14) אשם ASHahM, Aleph-Shin-Mem, means guilt.  [ASHAMED]  שם  Shin-Mem is a name, fame and reputation (Genesis 4:17).  א / A + SH-M means the loss of face, of good name, of reputation that comes with shameful guilt.

It is possible that this initial-א  Aleph (negative “prefix” letter) thesis will not get enlarged and eventually accepted by the ultra-orthodox trilateralists, (often atheist Hebraists who are horrified at the idea of Divine Design). If so, then, at very least, these initial-Aleph words all provide more built-in sound-alike opposites, a staple of the physics of Edenics.