Origin of Allah (2)


In addition to priests and missionaries, students of anthropology, early human migrations out of Africa, the origins of languages and the impact of nature on the development of human knowledge and consciousness should probably concentrate on studying the relevant primary roots, for these appear to be the oldest linguistic inventions that remain in use today by speakers of “Semitic languages”.

One may say that one linguistic eye of early human beings was set on their environment and the other on their own place in nature and the need to improve their chances of survival and living conditions, actions and activities recorded in secondary roots. Both are found in more than 200 clusters covering most of what was of importance in those distant times, including six or seven religious or partly religious linguistic units.

The linguistic needs of early human beings were limited. The number of things and cases they needed to communicate was relatively small, and the mental capacity to invent, repeat and process words and expressions was limited. This is evidenced in the collectiveness of the nouns they exchanged. For example, *ʻn was the collective name of all animals except predators which were called *bʻ, collectively identified by their droppings. In later times, distinction necessitated the development of specifiers. *Bʻ was suffixed to r “dropping, dung”, while predators were prefixed tos. As *bʻ came to mean, “sell”, it could be suggested that sex was not the first traded commodity but rather animal dung, obviously for fire. Interestingly, bʻeer is “camel”, so the best type of dung was probably that of camels. Also interesting is that some dialects have retained bʻbʻ (buʻbuʻ), a dual nuclei for “Boogie”.

The time difference between the creation of primaries and secondaries is hard to estimate. In some cases, it could have been thousands of years, in others it could be tens of thousands of years. Contrary to traditional wisdom, thousands of years may lapse before the need arises to produce another root. What can be suggested is that the advent of the agrarian era enabled early societies to settle down after tens of thousands of years of foraging and moving from one location to another.

A record of the advent of the agrarian era appears to be contained in the cluster ✥ḥdDdḥ, the result of which is evident in theprefixed specifier ndḥ “plentiful, expansion, protruding belly”. Though the creation of some bilateral roots may have continued during the early agrarian era (for example ʻmDmʻ), the presence of a relatively large number of specifier extensions related to agriculture and trade may have been spurred by new times of plenty.

With carziggurat of ureful study and intense inquisitiveness, it was found possible to use the thematic case of clusters to reconstruct a particular field, such as God and religion. By doing so, the researcher may be able to reconstruct the history of religion during a period that lies at the most distant human horizon.

Two more subjects will be studied in the Origin of Religion:


1- The human consciousness

This is because there is sufficient etymological evidence to suggest that the development of language may have been a prime cause for the development of human consciousness. This will be one of the topics treated in the third and last part of the Book of Origins. The other is the origin of religion, a subject treated in several clusters. The origin of “Semitic” languages may be the greatest linguistic secret, while researching the origin of religion may unveil the true etymologically supported origin of spirituality and the oldest creeds of man.

2- The Arab Mind.

[1] *Dn is used in two well known nucleitic compounds: ʼrdn “Jordan”, literary “the near or low land”, in reference to the Jordan Valley; Dnʼl “Daniel”, literary “the one who approaches or is close to God“. Another famous nucleitic compound is Satan. Only the Arabic version of the name šayṭn reveals its origin. Literary it means “the thing (šay) that rings (ṭn) in the ear”, in an attempt to explain the origin of “evil” thoughts or actions. Nucleitic compounds appear older than suffixed extensions, and it is possible that some likegammal (jammal) “camel” are more than 5,000 old.

[2] See the BBC’s part II of Wild Arabia.

[3] Probably a nucleitic compound: d, mṭ dr, mt “the extended slope”.

[4] Akkadian: rabbûtu: greatnsess , grandeur (of a god); rabûtu: greatness , grandeur, majesty, in addition to many other entries. Talmīdu: school boy, pupil, student, disciple. This is, probably, the origin of Talmudwhich appears to be a nucleitic compounds “tlmd”: *md  “extended, lengthened”; *tl  “to follow one prayer with another or one (religious) study with another” (Tll, Lisan Al-Arab). Torah appears to be a “t” lexical extension of warra (ʼrʼa) “to show, to explain, to point out”. The root is “see” with the known prefixed extension ʼra (ʼrʼ ) “I see” and qrʼ  “read”. In dialect, warrini  (Damascene warjini) is “show me, explain to me”. Nowrni  “enlighten me” has a similar meaning but its nucleus is *nr → nar “fire” and noor “light”. In both cases the origin of light is fire.

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