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Query:   Ancient Hebrew and Greek Swadesh Lists
Author:  Piers Kelly
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Historical Linguistics

Summary:   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

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://

http://www.htmlbible.com/sacrednamebiblecom/ kjvstrongs/STRINDEX.htm

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






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

Thanks again,

Piers Kelly.

LL Issue: 17.2008
Date Posted: 10-Jul-2006
Original Query: Read original query


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