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The Alphabet & the Origins of Writing

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Lexical similarities
between Hebrew
and Indo-European
on the basis of archaic Latvian

Hebrew ISH
Latvian VECS


Hebrew ISH, ISHAH "man, woman, elders"
Latvian VEC-, VECIE "old, elders" VECA "old one"

Hebrew ISHAH allegedly has the common Semitic root *ANT-AT, found as Akkadian ASHATU "wife", Ugaritic ATT "wife", Aramaic INTeTA "woman" and Arabic 'UNTA "feminine", with the form ANTeTA attested in Aramaic.

INTA is a common Latvian female name
and ANDis a common male first name
together with the more common ANDRIS.
come to mind here as well.

The root of INTA in Latvian I presume to be JAUNIETE "young woman" and just as SIEVA and SIEVETE in Latvian demonstrates, -TE is an appended demonstrative pronoun meaning "female" - in plural we would say in Latvian SIEVIE-TES or SIEV-IESHI "women, females". This is because there are two sets of demonstrative pronouns in Latvian, those with T- and those with SH-, both meaning the same thing.

In Semitic, according to Sivan,
the masculine form
of demonstrative pronouns
is DU-U
and the Akkadian is SHU/A.
Latvian has both.

In any case, as far as the linguistics is concerned
there is basic agreement
in Semitic and Latvian in the female endings,
and we find this in Pharaonic Egyptian endings as well.

There are many possibilities
for the roots of Hebrew ISH and ISHAH:
1. 1st person personal pronoun "I, self"
Latvian ES or Lithuanian AŠ
2. Latvian pronouns ŠĪ, ŠĀ, ŠINĪ, ŠĀDU, ŠIM
3. Latvian EŠA or EŠANA "the state of being"
4. Latvian for "parents"
is VECĀKI or VECIE "the old ones",
with Hebrew ISH
comparable to  Latvian VECAIS
"male elder"
Hebrew ISHAH comparable
to Latvian VECĀ "female elder".

VECS and VECAH "elders" seem the most likely.

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