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2015-09-15 21:48:35 -0400 answered a question is the word 'f***ing' originally an intensifier

The verb seems to have been borrowed into Hebrew from Germanic and reversed to aiyin-gimel-vet 3aGaV. In modern Hebrew, this root appears in the word for tomato 3aGVaniah, as a calque of pomme de amour, love-apple, because it was thought to be an aphrodisiac.

I have claimed that "kick the bucket" is derived from 3aGaV + B'3eDen with the meaning "make (physical) love in Paradise" at a time when the aiyin (shown here as 3) had a G/K-sound. According to the first answer, the KK in kick may have been derived more directly from an Indian word such as 'Okk'. Does the Tamil word for Paradise sound like 3eDen?

One may guess that the biblical Abram/Abraham was a Brahman. According to Wikipedia, 2,200-year-old Tamil-Brahmi inscriptions have been found. A lot of religious thought and terminology has flowed from East to West. For example, the Shema prayer is a 5-7-5 syllable haiku in Hebrew.

2015-09-15 21:48:35 -0400 answered a question Etymology Of English Word 'God'

I do not maintain that the English word "God" is derived in any strict sense from Hebrew yod-heh. I claim that the ancient sound of Hebrew yod-heh in the tetragrammaton YHVH or YHWH was "Goth" or "Cath" with the meaning of "God". The ancient Hebrew consonantal vav had a PH or F-sound, so the meaning of YHVH was "Father+God" or "creator" in Semitic noun+adjective word order. Hebrew vav had a PH-sound at the time when Greek phasis (phase of the moon) was borrowed into Hebrew as vav-samekh-sof with the meaning "menstruation". You can access this file from the public folder of my Dropbox.

2015-09-15 21:48:34 -0400 commented question Country names and Languages
2015-09-15 21:48:34 -0400 commented question Country names and Languages

I learned about anthropomorphic maps from the linguist Dan Moonhawk Alford (deceased) and the anthropologist Stan Knowlton. They described the Blackfoot maps of Napi and his wifein Alberta, Canada and northern Montana.