From: Ben Crick (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 23 1997 - 22:11:13 EDT
On Sat 23 Aug 97 (15:32:11), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> ... ... I don't think a purely Greek analysis of these expressions is
> possible, inasmuch as hUPARCEIN construed with the dative has a very
> Semitic ring to it, parallel to HYH plus the L preposition. ... ...
It suddenly occurred to me that there is something Slavonic about this too.
In Russian "to have" is HMyETb; but often the preposition Y (oo) is used
with the Genitive personal pronoun, "to be" understood: Y MyENyA KNHGA, I have
a book, rather than HMyEyU KNHGY. This parallels the Semitic HaYaH LiY SePheR.
Just my $0.02
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA Bristol, 1963 (hons in Theology) <email@example.com> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK)
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