Re: (phonemes) Particle Construction of (Greek) Words

From: Daniel Ria–o (
Date: Sun Mar 22 1998 - 16:05:02 EST

        I want to apologize for my apocryphal attribution to Mary of the
following quoted passages that really belong to George. reddite ergo quae
sunt Caesaris Mariae Georgii, Caesari Mariae Georgio...

        I wrote:

>Mari wrote
>>>This is a topic that I would like to see expanded upon. When I went
>>>to translate PROWRISEN in Romans 8:30 from this perspective
>>>[phonemes], a lot of fun things started happening. The basic root,
>>>hOR, surrounded by sounds, seems to maintain its integrity through a
>>>lot of differing surroundings! 'See', in the very physical, limited
>>>sense, runs through them all. When I looked at 'preselect' as the
>>>literal translation word for PROORIZW, I was stunned to find that the
>>>English, in this word, 'does' exactly what the Greek seems to do by
>>>way of its particle [phoneme] construction. PRO gives it 'before',
>>>just as in English [pre], hOR gives it 'see', just as in English
>>>[se(e)-lect], and IZ gives it 'ize', just as in English [(s)-elect].
>>>So the Greek PRO-hOR-IZ-(W), literally 'before-see-ize', is exactly
>>>parallel to the English pre-see-elect of preselect!! And this
>>>provides a foundation for translational words like preordain, etc.,
>>>for PROORIZW.
>It happens some times that the same interpretation of the same
>constructional devices of a word can be applied in two languages, but most
>of the time the results are very different, since every language has its
>history, and every word has its history in the language where it belongs
>to. It's a pity, from the point of view of the alumn of languages, but a
>blessing for the development of the ideas in the cultures.
>Mari wrote:
>>>In like manner, then, I went to the word hORION ~ See-if-being ~ The
>>>lex gives it as boundary, which then, in the livingness of the Greek,
>>>becomes '(That which has) being if (it is) seen', and since everything
>>>we see has a boundary .... [The boundaries of physical seeing issues
>>>lurk here...]

Daniel Rian~o Rufilanchas
c. Santa Engracia 52, 7 dcha.

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