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101. Forum [SIS C&C Review $]
... Ephraimites. The word does not appear in my text. The Ephraimites spoke a different dialect from that of the Judaeans, exactly as today the inhabitants of Nablus (Biblical Sichem) differ in their pronunciation from those of Bethlehem. (5) Finally, one word to various additional commentaries by the editor in the "Notes", especially note 72, and 106. The pronunciation of the letter transcribed "w" is unknown. Professor Polotzki, who headed the Egyptological Department of the Hebrew University and is considered an authority in linguistics warned us: he did not know a living soul who knew how to pronounce Egyptian. (Incidentally, my Greek teacher pronounced the same warning in respect of the Greek language: modern Greek cannot be used as a key for the pronunciation of Homeric Greek.) DR EVA DANELIUS Nof Yam, Israel MALCOLM LOWERY replies: The amendments mentioned were my responsibility, and I would like to offer the following comments: (1) I apologise for missing the significance of the link between the ibis, the standard and the fly ...
102. El-Arish Revisited [Kronos $]
... the confused arguments presented by Margolis the only facts to emerge are that he does not understand that Egyptian was written without vowels and that he is not even aware of the use of 'ha' in Hebrew as the definite article." (14) In another essay in the same volume, Livio Stecchini called Margolis' piece "an outrageous caricature of historical documentation". According to Stecchini, Margolis "misquoted passage after passage, referred to statements that did not exist, submitted erroneous translations, and subverted the most elementary rules of linguistics". (15) Recently, in his Velikovsky's Sources, Bob Forrest took up the el-Arish text again and, quite independently, made many of the same points made earlier by Margolis: that there is no mention of fleeing Israelites, only of invaders, that the pharaoh is not drowned, he becomes "a tower of strength", that "Pekharti is the place where Seb seizes Tefnut by force, not, as V. has it, the place where pharaoh catches up with the 'evil doers' ", ...
103. Language and Thought in Ancient Egypt (Forum) [Kronos $]
... language, or (once again) something else. To repeat: I believe that Talbott and I agree about the mental gulf that separates ancient Egypt from the modern West and the consequent difficulty that most of us must experience in trying to understand ancient Egyptian culture in its fullness. What I hope is that, in future instalments of his Pharaoh Seti series, he will strengthen his argument by divesting it of those misstatements and obscurities which might lead some readers needlessly to dismiss it. Roger W. Wescott Prof. of Anthropology& Linguistics Drew University REFERENCES 1. See Roger W. Wescott, "Protohistory: The Transition from Pre-Civil to Civil Society," The Comparative Civilizations Review, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, forthcoming. 2. See Vladimir 1. Georgiev, Introduzione alla Storia delle Lingue Indeuropee, Edizione dell' Ateneo, Rome, Italy, 1966; "Regione Macedonica," pp. 189-196. 3. See Carleton S. Coon, The Living Races of Man, Alfred Knopf, New York, 1965; Chapter 3, "Europe and West Asia ...
104. Suns and Planets in Neolithic Rock Art [Maverick Science Website]
... , 1976), p. 90. 58 W. Gates, An Outline Dictionary of Maya Glyphs (New York, 1978), p. 149. 59 Figure 1i in J. Carlson, Venus-regulated Warfare and Ritual Sacrifice in Mesoamerica: Teotihuacan and the Cacaxtla "Star Wars" Connection (College Park, 1991). 60 L. Sejourne, Burning Water (Berkeley, 1976), p. 91. See also B. Stross, "Some Observations on T585 (Quincunx) of the Maya Script," Anthropological Linguistics 28 (1986), p. 294; E. Thompson, op. cit., p. 171. 61 L. Sejourne, op. cit., p. 91. 62 Figure 26:49 of E. Thompson, Maya Hieroglyphic Writing (Norman, 1975). 63 E. Thompson, op. cit., p. 142. 64 Figure 26:51 of E. Thompson, op. cit. 65 E. Thompson, op. cit., p. 172. 66 Recently ...
105. Eclipses in ancient history [Maverick Science Website]
... three centuries? Other revisions, such as that offered by Heinsohn and Illig, are even more drastic, calling for a deletion of several millennia at various points since Neolithic times (these two researchers hold that the Great Pyramid at Giza was built some time after 500 BCE!). A detailed analysis of the specific claims of Heinsohn, Illig, Fomenko and the rest is impossible here and, in any case, would require a legion of scholars trained in various specialized fields of study (archaeology, ancient art and literature, linguistics, radiocarbon dating, ancient architecture, etc). Instead we would propose to focus solely on the issue of whether conventional chronology contains a number of phantom centuries and is capable of being shortened to the extent favored by Heinsohn, Marx, Illig and others. In order to assess such claims, the science of astronomical retrocalculation proves to be an indispensable tool. As it happens, there exist a wealth of astronomical observations from ancient and medieval times describing solar eclipses, Halley's comet, and planetary movements against the celestial backdrop. ...
106. No title [Mythopedia Website]
... www.mythopedia.info MYTHOPEDIA Marinus Anthony van der Sluijs, M. A. introducing ‘ plasma mythology ’ studied comparative Indo-European linguistics and Semitic languages at Leiden University, The Netherlands view my guestbook sign my guestbook “Could the prehistoric ‘ sky ’ have been much more active than now?” visit also my personal homepage Mark Bailey, astronomer at the Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland A large segment of the world ’ s repository of myths, rituals and early cosmologies reflects an episode in time when the sky looked more turbulent and alive than it does today. Extreme auroral events prevailed, likely caused by a disturbance of the geomagnetic field and an excessive influx of cometary debris that also precipitated an enhanced zodiacal light. The spectacular lively shapes caused by the instabilities in the plasma were remembered by the ancients as gods, ancestors or dragons, whose mysterious deeds in the celestial world constituted the destruction and creation of worlds. This is the thrust of a fresh approach to world mythology that has gained increasing momentum for some time and has recently been powerfully reinforced by experiments conducted in plasma ...
107. Thoth Vol. III, No. 14 Nov 1, 1999 [Thoth Website]
... It is the global imagery of the "hairy" serpent that will account for the seemingly ludicrous juxtaposition of words and symbols. Dr. van der Slujis: On the other hand, the argument can be strengthened with the help of other language families. When a like nucleus of virtually unconnected homonyms can be shown to occur not only in the Indo- European area, but elsewhere, structural typology demands an explanation in terms of historical-genetic relationship. If that can be shown --and we have good reasons to assume that it can- linguistics has contributed its part to the establishment of the Saturn theory. Lots of work remains to be done here." Talbott: No doubt about it. And we need some well-trained linguists to help us sift through the material. The wind-water-pillar- mountain would be a good principle to explore around the world, precisely because it's so incongruous in the absence of the celestial reference. Egyptian Shu is the nether wind (the wind below the central sun Re), the pillar supporting Re, the world mountain or primeval hill, ...
108. Thoth Vol. V, No 1 Jan 15, 2001 [Thoth Website]
... greatest progress over the past year resulted from liaison with such distinguished experts as astronomer Halton Arp, plasma cosmologist Tony Peratt, and geologist Robert Schoch. Our plan is to expand and accelerate such liaison in the coming months as we look ahead to the July world conference. In this regard, we will welcome suggestions from readers. We are seeking to identify uniquely open-minded researchers with the highest qualifications in these areas of interest: cosmology, astronomy, physics and mathematics, geology, history and philosophy of science, anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, comparative mythology, and comparative religion. We would particularly like to hear from readers who are in a good position to assist us in liaison with such experts. PERATT INSTABILITIES. Certainly the most promising developments of all in the year 2000 relate to the surprising information we received from Tony Peratt, Associate Director for Experimental Programs at the Los Alamos Laboratory and author of _Physics of the Plasma Universe_. Tony has devoted many years to the study of unstable plasma discharge configurations and personally documented what are now called, in plasma ...
109. QUANTAVOLUTION AND CATASTROPHE: PART 3: A Comment on the Q-C Test and Its Individual Items [Quantavolution Website]
... can be brought into question: electromagnetic conditions of the past, far different than those of today, could eradicate the great stretches of time claimed by conventional scientists. JJ 15. Consonant Paradigmatics. Despite a much greater stress upon electromagnetic forces in all natural and vital events, the experiences (including experiments) and logic employed in constructing and proving the quantavolution paradigm are homologous with those of the conventional paradigm of scientific method. At least one branch of Q theory questions the roots of so-called rationality, yet accepts the newer logic and linguistics as its only tools for arriving at "truth." It accepts experiments and the scientific method generally and it guards the method by psycho-sociological analysis of the processes. It is not mystic nor magical nor religious nor populist. The Q paradigm reconstructs the historical and scientific world with the historical and scientifically defensible weapons of science. KK Total Score and Average are calculated in the same way as in the Conventional section of the Test. TABLE OF CONTENTS Quantavolution.Org E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org ...
110. The Hermes Connection [Aeon Journal $]
... the precipitous rise in these new 6th century religious philosophies. But, before discussion of any conjectured physical events, a more forensic approach is needed to fortify the cataclysmic scenario with the help of certain word meanings and select elements of myth. To isolate a few attributes of the primal demiurge and relate them uniquely with the Hermes/Mercury imagery, we shall digress momentarily to establish a foothold within the hermetic myth offering the following observation on elemental mercury (quicksilver) and its linguistic relationship with its one-time namesake, silver. Elements and Linguistics The element mercury was known to the ancient Chinese and Hindus, and was reported to have been found in Egyptian tombs conventionally dated from around 1500 B.C. Heinrich Schliemann, the acknowledged discoverer of ancient Troy, found a small vessel containing mercury during his excavations at Kurna, dated-- again conventionally-- from the 16th or 15th century B.C. Mercury is easily obtained in elemental form by roasting the sulfide ore, commonly referred to by its Arabic-derived name cinnabar, or sometimes vermilion. When finely comminuted by itself or triturated ...
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