Book: Hebrew-English (26 December 2017, 6 Tevet , 5778)
Notes for a future Pre-amble to a new work still in preparation.
English is not really a language in its own right. It is a composite tongue. At first the English peoples spoke several Germanic-type dialects one of which eventually superceded the others. There may also have been some contribution from the original Celtic dialects of the native British. This is not certain. Professor Theo Venneman of Munich University however is an advocate of such a possibility. In 1066 the Normans conquered the land and brought the French language with them. For centuries French was spoken as the main tongue at the English court. Scholars also learnt Greek and Latin and when new words were needed often obtained them from those tongues. They still do. More words came in from other lands through trade and contact. Eventually the English language emerged as we know it. For centuries it has been noted that there are certain characteristics of English that make it similar to Hebrew. Some of these are shared by other German tongues and some are not. The similarities involve both vocabulary and grammar, and even the underlying psychology, to some degree. In the vocabulary there are words that sound similar to Hebrew ones and have identical or similar meanings. Others have written articles and books on this matter in the past. We believe we have a perspective of our own on the issue that is worth making available to the public. On some points we have insights of our own that may be of value. We may also be able present the findings in a way that is more amenable to the modern reader. We intend to avoid too much use of linguistic principles yet not entirely ignore them. We are also going to concentrate almost exclusively on the vocabulary. We shall present the evidence in a way that should enable the readers to judge for themselves. In appreciating our work some knowledge of Hebrew may of course be of advantage. Nevertheless it will not be absolutely necessary. They who do not know Hebrew may find this work of use. It is intended to be both enjoyable and informative. It will help understanding certain Biblical texts a few of which we shall quote by way of illustration.
This work is an additional proof that the Lost Ten Tribes are among Western Nations. It deals with the subject matter in a way that the non-Jewish reader cam appreciate while also being acceptable to Religious Jews. In fact this work may open the whole subject up to a wider audience.
How this work was written.
For some decades Yair Davidiy has been researching and writing about the Hebrew Origins of Western Peoples. Yair also studies the Bible, Rabbinical Commentaries, and Rabbinical Sources. He has also always been interested in the Hebrew Language for its own sake and in similarities between English and Hebrew. Yair has constantly been taking notes on this matter ever since he began his intensive researches. No book was forthcoming until now since such a work requires a great deal of time and effort.Other fields of research also needed working on, and still do. Recently Yair had began helping one of his granddaughters with her English school-work. Yair remembered that when he was learning Hebrew he used to try and find English words similar to the Hebrew ones who was learning about. This helped and it was also enjoyable. Some of the material had already been prepared in the from of notes to his news-letter and articles on his web-site. The basis was already there. This is what has been built on. We cannot say how long it will take to present the book tot he public but it may be ready within a few months.
Examples of short notes we have written on Linguistic matters may be seen at:
Other scholars who wrote on the subject and whose works we used to some degree include the following:
Professor Terry Marvin BLODGETT, "Phonological Similarities in Germanic and Hebrew", The University of Utah, 1981,
Isaac E. MOZESON, "The Word", New York, 1989.
Professor Karl RODOSI, "The Origin of Modern Culture Languages and their Derivation from the Hebraica," 1891.
HEBREW AND ENGLISH. Five Leading Scholars Prove the Link Exists
Pastor Jory Brooks (Canada)
The Language Connection