Ancient Signs Traben-Trarbach, Germany Live Cam

Welcome to LexiLine - A Renaissance in Learning

| HOME | Ancient Signs (book) | Lexiline Forum | LexiLine Journal | Stars Stones and Scholars (book) | Ancient World Blog |
| Lingwhizt | Archaeology Websearch Blog | Ancient Egypt Weblog | Archaeology Travel Photos | Megalithic Sites of the World | LawPundit (Evidence etc.) |

Search LexiLine
LexiLine Home Page - LexiLine : History of Civilization - LexiLine Quick Index
Donate to LexiLine

| Quick Index of |


Ancient Signs

Ancient Signs

The Alphabet & the Origins of Writing

My new print & ebook
shows that modern alphabets are based on ancient alphabets rooted in syllabic scripts of the ancient world (Sumer, Egypt, Iran, Anatolia, Crete, Cyprus)

andis kaulins avebury
Hydra - See the figure inside?

 RUACH RCH LexiLine? Logo RĪKLE Pharynx
LexiLine - A Renaissance in Learning

The Breath of Voice
in the Throat

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

Hebrew RUACH "voice (of God), wind"
Latvian RĪKLE "throat, pharynx"
Latvian RŪC- "thunder, roar" Latvian RU-na "speech"

The "fundamental" meaning of ruach is both "wind" and "breath", to which compare Latvian rīkle "throat, pharynx". Ruach is not as something "present" but the "power" at the base of breath and wind, and - in particular (my translation from the German):

"The second fundamental meaning of ruach is "breath", but not as something lasting, but rather as the power expressed in expending a breath of air...not normal breathing, but the special process of breath, in which the dynamic vitality of humans finds expression."

Here we have the Latvian comparables:

rija, rīkle "throat, pharynx, voice"
whence runa "speech"
rūc-, rūk- "roar, thunder"

The sense of "dynamic" movement attributed to ruach
is also found in
Latvian ross or rošs "active"
Slavic ruch- "movement"
and  Swedish rusa "storming forth".
The "fundamental" concept is similar.

Interesting in this regard is that the Latvian
shows that many Old Testament passages
disputed by the scholars
(wind vs. breath)
are in fact not to be read
as "the breath" or "the wind" of God or Jahwe
but rather "the voice, thunder" (i.e. the spirit) of God,
i.e. ruach Jahwe - the voice of God -
(many repetitions in the Old Testament).

When the Queen of Sheba sees Solomon's wealth for the first time
(1 Kings 10,5) -
her ruach was no longer in her - "she held her breath", or "it knocked the wind out of her"
or, more likely,  "she was speechless".

Moreover, Hebrew ruach is an interesting word
since it is found
only in the so-called Western Semitic languages
as ruach or rch "spirit", or ruach "wind"
(Aramaic rwch) and Arabic ruch "breath of life"
and rich "wind".

The word is lacking in this form entirely
in the so-called Eastern Semitic languages
where Akkadian sharu "breath of life, wind" are attested.

The Akkadian form sharu may see
a similar prefixing as in Latvian garu "of the spirit".

The Hebrew verbal form for ruch attests only "smell"
(as in German Ge-ruch "smell")
to which the substantive reach "smell"
is applied as a "specialization" of the root word.
Note also the similarity t
 German Rauch "smoke" as a form of "wind".


| Quick Index of |
Donate to the ISandIS Network
of blogs and websites
to help sustain our research and writing.

Thank you.

andis kaulins carnac
Count all those stones?

kaulins england
Studying Ancient Britain
in the Cotswolds in 2000

Deciphering megalithic sites History of Civilization
Terms of Use - Privacy Policy - Impressum

This page was last updated on January 10, 2013

Our suggested Website Image for Pinterest
and/or similar portals now and in the future.

LexiLine Dot Com Image for Pinterest

The owner and webmaster of is Andis Kaulins
B.A. University of Nebraska; J.D. Stanford University Law School
Former Lecturer in Anglo-American Law, FFA, Trier Law School
Alumnus Associate of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, NYC

All materials presented on are for information only.
No other relationship under the law is established to the user.
No warranties are made regarding the truth or accuracy of postings.
We disclaim any and all liability for the consequences of links
to third party websites or reliance on information there presented.

Legal Notice of Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials:
Copyrighted materials on are posted under the "fair use" exception
as granted by Title 17 U.S.C. [United States Code] Section 107.

Key search words for LexiLine are: Aegean, Akkad, Anatolia, ancient, ancient astronomy, ancient Britain, ancient Europe, Ancient Greece, ancient languages, ancient Near East, ancient signs, ancient world, anthropology, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, art history, artefacts, artifacts, astronomy, barrows, Biblical Studies, cairns, cave paintings, celestial, civilization, Crete, cultural astronomy, Cyprus, decipherment, dolmens, Egyptology, Elam, Fertile Crescent, geodetics, heavens, hieroglyphs, history of art, history of astronomy, history of civilization, history of mankind, history of science, history of technology, history of Western Civilization, land survey, languages, linguistics, logograms, Luvian, Luwian, megaliths, megalithic, Minoan,  Mycenae, Neolithic, Neolithic art, Oriental Studies, origins, origins of writing, Phaistos, pictographs, planisphere, prehistoric, prehistoric art, Pyramids, rock art, rock drawings, standing stones, stars, stellar constellations, stone circles, stone rings, Stone Age, stone rows, Sumer, surveyors, tumuli, Andis, Andis Kaulins, Kaulins.

Our Websites and Blogs: 99 is not 100 Aabecis AK Photo Blog Ancient Egypt Weblog Ancient World Blog Andis Kaulins Blog Archaeology Travel Photos blog Archaeology Travel Photos Flickr Archaeology Websearch Archaeo Pundit Arts and Sciences Journal Arts Pundit Astrology and Birth Baltic Coachman Bible Pundit Biotechnology Pundit Bloggers Pundit Book Pundit Chronology of the Ancient World Computer Pundit DVD Pundit EarnATon Easter Island Script Echolat Einstein’s Voice Energy Environment and Climate Blog Etruscan Bronze Liver of Piacenza EU Laws EU Legal EU Pundit FaceBook Pundit Gadget Pundit Garden Pundit getCITED Golf Pundit Google Pundit Gourmet Pundit Hand Proof House Pundit Human Migrations Idea Pundit Illyrian Language Indus Valley Script Infinity One: The Secret of the First Disk Isandis Isandis Net Jostandis Journal Pundit Kaulins Genealogy Blog Kaulinsium Kiel & Kieler Latvian Blog LawPundit (domain) Law Pundit (Blogspot) LearnATon LexiLine Group Lexiline Journal Library Pundit Life’s Laws and Rules Lingwhizt LinkedIn Literary Pundit Magnifichess Make it Music Maps and Cartography Megalithic Wiki at Megalithic World Megaliths blog Minoan Culture Mutatis Mutandis Nanotech Pundit Nostratic Languages Official Pundit Phaistos Disc Pharaonic Hieroglyphs Photo Blog of the World Prehistoric Art Pundit Private Wealth Blog PunditMania Quanticalian Quick to Travel Quill Pundit Road Pundit Shelfari SlideShare Sport Pundit Star Pundit Stars Stones and Scholars (blog) Stars Stones and Scholars (book) Stonehenge Pundit The Enchanted Glass Twitter Pundit UbiquitousPundit Vision of Change VoicePundit WatchPundit Wine Pundit Word Pundit xistmz YahooPundit zistmz