"In the Beginning, Before There Was The Word"
Note: In the
several years since this document was written, continuing research has led us to
the use of the term 'Edenic' as the earliest language and 'Edenics' as the study
of that language. The term 'Edenic is less cumbersome than proto-Hebrew,
pre-Hebrew or proto-Semitic. Many people seem defensive about terms such as
'Proto-Semitic,' or 'Proto-Hebrew' and especially that 'B' word...Biblical. If
use of 'Edenic' can allow readers to examine the evidence calmly and
thoughtfully we believe the scholarship and preponderance of evidence will
become clear. The use of the term Edenic is also more accurate, since the
language long predates connection with anything 'Semitic' or 'Hebrew.' And, of
course, it predates any connection with the 'J' word...Jewish. Edenics is
everyone's proto-language, including yours!
The Tower of Babel scenario of the Biblical account in Genesis 11 posits that
all people spoke the same language before the Lord confused human tongues. Up
until the nineteenth century it was common knowledge that the pre-Babel tongue
was the language of the Bible, Ancient Hebrew and the language of Adam and Eve.
Even in colonial America, Hebrew was so revered that the first dissertation in
the New World, at Harvard College, was on Hebrew as The Mother Tongue. The
Continental Congress nearly made Hebrew the language of the new republic, as
much to break away from England as to reaffirm America's status as the new
Post-Darwinian thinking dealt harshly with the lexicography of Noah Webster,
whose dictionary offered "Shemitic" (Semitic) origins for many English and
European terms from Germanic, Greek or Latin initial sources. It was thought
that Asians, Africans and Semites evolved from separate monkeys than did the
Aryans, and so these foreign tongues could have no extensive relationship to
that of the different (thus superior) Indo-Europeans who dominated from Ireland
in the West to India in the East.
Silent challenges to the racist and anti-biblical status quo were made by
Englishman Arthur Hall in 1894 and American Simon Perlman in 1947. Their
privately issued books linking English back to ancient Hebrew were too small and
too flawed to make a dent in the academic linguistic community. After a decade
of research came Mozeson's The Word: The Dictionary That Reveals the Hebrew
Source of English (first published by Shapolsky, NY in 1989) offering 22,000
English words linked back to Hebrew. Unlike previous attempts, only accepted
linguistic methods were used, and all the etymological steps leading back to
Hebrew were cited. While hailed by many religious thinkers and secular hard
scientists (not involved in historical linguistics), The Word was the object of
obsessive attacks by philologists like Noam Chomsky (the MIT professor and
champion of anti-Israel causes).
Not long after this book documented the unity of all world languages, secular
linguists began publishing articles that suggested the same, but without Hebrew
or Semitic as the unifying force. In April of 1991 Scientific American, Atlantic
Monthly, and U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT all came out with the work of (largely
Soviet) linguists who were placing all the thousands of world languages into
comprehensive superfamilies that ultimately did come from some "theoretical"
proto-world language. One superfamily, named Nostratic, included Semitic and
European languages and even Korean.
Japanese, Etruscan and Eskimo-Aleut, however, were still seen as incomparably
different. Via Hebrew as their common ancestor, though, one can see clear
relationships between Japanese and Slavic terms or between Eskimo and Celtic
words. But such links would require an examination of Hebrew. And no secular
linguist dares to investigate the veracity of linguistic claims made by that
jumble of myths called the Bible.
Even as linguistics slouches painfully toward the Tower of Babel (and most do
place the geographical motherland of Proto-world language in the Near East, the
location of the Tower of Babel), geneticists have been on the trail of Adam and
Eve. Newsweek of Jan. 11, 1988 and Discover Magazine of August, 1990 had cover
stories on the discovery of "Eve" in mitochondrial DNA. DNA research indicated
that all the diversity within the human family came from one original common
ancestor. (Finding an "Adam" is not presently possible.) The majority of
scientists still uphold the racist monkey business of Darwin, and so the work of
avant garde linguists and geneticists continues to be debated. Like those who
condemned the heresy of Copernicus, these religious fanatics of scientific
atheism will soon be objects of derision.
In 1992 the oldest human skeletons ever found with the hyoid (throat) bone for
speech were excavated in the Mt. Carmel caves near Haifa in northern Israel.
Until older remains are found elsewhere, the burden of proof is on the
scientific community to demonstrate that the first human speakers were NOT
Proto-Semitic or Hebrew speakers. In Mozeson's research on Hebrew, however, it
is the physics and chemistry of Hebrew that speaks for its primacy rather than
any anthropological artifacts.
In The Word, only the most current etymological research is employed to link
English words with their Hebrew counterparts. For example, the Indo-European
root for SPARROW is sper (a generic term for birds). The non-borrowed
counterpart in Hebrew is TSiPoR (the generic term for birds). It is argued that
two unrelated languages can have a word with similar sounds in similar sequence
purely by coincidence. The fallacy with this point is that the odds are millions
to one against the two words meaning the exact same thing. Once several hundred
common terms are arrayed, the odds of coincidence soar to the billions to one,
and the denial must be equated to a leap of faith.
Most word links do not involve pairs as obvious as TsiPoR and SPARROW. Only the
most conservative rules of linguistic change are used, such as metathesis (root
letters changing sequence), Grimm's Laws shifts (such as German V becoming
English B) and nasalization (adding N or M to a root), to link the two
vocabularies. Essays documenting these common changes of the Hebrew/Edenic root
are elsewhere at this site. Fairly obvious parallels between English and Hebrew
do not number in the dozens, but in the hundreds. Aside from dramatic history or
theology, this research allows for easier foreign language acquisition. It is
far more effective to teach Hebrew to English speakers when LaBHaN (white) is
paired with ALBINO or HaLaL (space) is positioned near HOLE and HOLLOW.
The bulk of the research does not involve word pairs with fairly exact
correspondence of sound and sense. The work is literally radical in that one has
to first isolate the roots of the proposed twin words separated at birth since
Babel. Edenic (Proto-Semitic or Ancient Hebrew roots plus non-Biblical roots
recovered from other Semitic languages) demonstrates that language in its
uncorrupted state is a natural science, much like physics or chemistry and
created by the same Mind. Despite what we learned in school, language is NOT the
result of the evolved grunting of cavemen who evolved from separate herds of
apes. On the contrary, understood correctly, word roots are as perfect a value
as are numbers. Just as there is a positive and negative number in math or
matter and antimatter in physics, Edenic roots can also be charged with negative
ions or carry the meaning of their antonyms. (Another proof of non-human
engineering.) Let us quickly observe an example of Edenic's organic, modular
2-letter root system where sound-alike synonym and antonyms are observable.
There is a HL/Het-Lamed root letters of health words. On the "positive" side
there is HeLooTS, vigor, (source of HEALTH, HALE, German heil, HEALTHY and
HELLO). On the "negative " side there is HaLaSH , weak, (source of ILL, AILment,
melanCHOLY,etc.). To note the modular structure of 2-letter roots, see, for
instance, that PR/Pey-Resh + RK/Resh-Het combine to make up the PeRaKH or
flower. The PR sub-root is found in PeRi or PeRoT , fruit, singular or plural
(source of words like FRuiT, aPRIcot, PeaR, BeRRy, etc.). In botany we know that
every fruit is a flower first. The second sub-root within the term for flower is
RK. RayaKH means smell, fragrance, and is the source of English ReeK (once a
positive smell). There is no better system in the universe to indicate a flower
than by combing the botanical fruit element with that of fragrance. In other
terms, PR +RK = PeRaKH (flower).
Here's an example of two-letter roots taking on a stronger prefix letter to
offer three similar words that go up the piano scale of intensity. BL, Bet-Lamed
means intertwined, balled up like the words of the world being BaLaL (confused)
since Babel. Loosely folding over two strands makes a braid or pleat called a
GaBHeL. Five letters up is Het, and a HeBHeL is a string. The intertwining got
tighter and stronger. Going up from letter #8 to #20 is KHaf. The strands are so
strongly intertwined that KHaBHeL means CABLE. Yes, CABLE does come from
Exposing the sub-roots in the architectonics of Edenics is one of many aspects
of this field that is too vast to be completed in our generation.
This piece is pure imagination. Unfortunately it is more poetry than reality, whimsy rather than history, inspired speculation rather than cautious research. Still, I enjoyed. Nothing wrong in making things up!
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being a life long student of "Scriptural Apologetics", I found this essay remarkably facinating! I could not retain nearly as muci as Id like to in just one reading. I would cherish the thought of getting a great deal more of this material. Thank you for such a provocative, stimulating and facinating essay.
I have got to read more of this...similar to the DNA building blocks of life, the sub-roots give us access to the origins of communicable thought and still leave us wondering from hence came such complexity and beauty. Any research being done into how vocalization of other species relates?
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