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


 
The
consonantal shifts
which Sivan finds in
Northwest Semitic Vocabules
and which apply to Hebrew shemesh (shamash) "Sun"
are

P > M and  S > SH

Hebrew SHAMESH = South Arabic SHFSH = Ugaritic SHPSH

The latter is attested as SHAPSHU
in the Northwest Semitic evidence (SH-AP-SHU).

SHAPSHU
(based on consonantal shifts identified by Sivan,
i.e. p>m)
would have become SHAMASH

Sivan also found SAPSU
corresponding to the attested personal name
SHAW-SHA comparable to Latvian SAU.SA "heat, dry"
and hence with a different ending Latvian SAU.LE,
i.e. proto-Indo-Euroepan *SAW.LE or *SUE.EN "sun".

Since S went to SH in Northwest Semitic
and the dipthong AW-
was
contracted in this period acording to Sivan,

we also can see that the
Indo-European reconstructed form *SAW-
for the Sun
is older than SHAMAS.
Hence the root for "Sun"
was originally a single syllable.

This analysis is supported by
Hebrew SHA.CHAR (SSHR) "dawn, sun.rise"
where CHAR is Latvian CEL "rise"
so that when we examine SHA.MASH "Sun"
this must mean "midday" or "heaven" or "mid-heaven"
(i.e. SUM.MER - i.e. the sun at seasonal mid-heaven,
which the linguists have reconstructed
as Germanic *SUMMARAZ).

In Pharaonic Egyptian,
the initial sibilant went from SS to R
(much as Latvian AUSS went to English EAR)
and this is then SHMSH > RMSH or RA.MESH, i.e, RA.MESIS
"the sun in culmination, meridian, of the sun".
 





 

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