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LINGUIST List 17.2008

Mon Jul 10 2006

Sum: Ancient Hebrew and Greek Swadesh Lists

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        1.    Piers Kelly, Ancient Hebrew and Greek Swadesh Lists

Message 1: Ancient Hebrew and Greek Swadesh Lists
Date: 07-Jul-2006
From: Piers Kelly <pierskellyYAHOO.IT>
Subject: Ancient Hebrew and Greek Swadesh Lists

Regarding query: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/17/17-1778.html#2

Thank you for all the replies to my query regarding Ancient Hebrew and
Greek Swadesh lists.

In summary:
Alice Faber wrote that "Chaim Rabin had a Swadesh list for Hebrew and related
languages in his 1975 paper 'Lexicostatistics and the Internal Divisions of
Semitic', in the volume Hamito-Semitica, edited by James and Theodora Bynon,
Mouton (pp. 85-102)"

Israel Cohen listed a number of searchable online Hebrew and Greek sites based
on Strong's numbers:

These are:

http://www.Crosswalk.com (or bible.crosswalk.com/Lexicons/Hebrew if you know the
number). Words with no hyperlink cannot be directly lined to the
interlinearised bible Here: http://bible.crosswalk.com/InterlinearBible/


http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html - searchable by Hebrew, Greek or English word






http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BPMaps/ - Phoenician body part terms inferred from
the Hermes and Aphrodite anthropomorphic maps at the BPMaps website

Dr Ghil`ad Zuckermann has compiled a Hebrew Swadesh 100 list

Of all these I would recommend http://www.eliyah.com/lexicon.html as the best
online resource. There is no advertising so the pages load very quickly and the
glosses are good. I am in the process of compiling Hebrew and Greek Swadesh 200
lists based on Robert Blust's system. I can make it available upon request in
the form of a fairly primitive excel spreadsheet.

Thanks again,

Piers Kelly.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
Hebrew, Ancient (hbo)
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