International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online)

Semantical Derivatives of English Words from Hebrew and Related Languages
Koot van Wyk

Investigations into the Semitic origin of English and other languages in the past were limited to those words like Messiah, shekel, and Hebrew that are coming from the sacred texts of the Jews including the Old and New Testaments. What was not done enough, is to investigate the roots of languages in a comparative way in order to see if there are certain consistencies reappearing that simulates other languages which in turn simulates earlier languages including Sumerian and the Semitic counterpart, Akkadian. The investigation consists of English words that show direct or related connections to Semitic which can be Hebrew, Arabic or Akkadian. Hebrew connections will be earlier than Arabic and Akkadian earlier than Hebrew. Here is a case of the role of Hebrew formation on other languages including English. The following English words have strong links to older languages and more to Hebrew related words for this list than for Sanskrit. For this list 100% of the English words have an ancestor in Hebrew with some cases going further back to Akkadian and Sumerian roots. In some cases, Hebrew influenced Sanskrit as the case of heir is indicating. One gets the impression that in semantics, a social interaction and social agreement caused at least two consonants out of three to be exactly the same with variations appearing due to extra elements or substitution or transposition. The Semitic base of many of the English words in this list provides a chronology for the semantics sometimes from the beginning of the evidence of writing in 2683 BCE after the Worldwide Catastrophic Flood, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that destroyed the dinosaurs’ habitat. The main frame of the Semitic base is sometimes also supported by the Hamitic language Egyptian. Loanwords between Mesopotamia and Egypt have their own history but a necessary history for anyone involved with semantics of the Levant or semantics of any kind. It appears that consonants served like poles on which the ancient cultures hang their tents or vowels. The poles remained the same but the tent colors and shapes differed with different cultures. Ancient waves of migrations due to invasions, environmental disasters due to climate-change, criminalities and wars could have brought the various cultures within domains outside the usual zone where one would expect them to be geographically.

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