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By Isaac Mozeson

Riding With The Long Rangers, or: Proto-Earth meets Eden [Part I]


Hiyo Silver Awaaaay...  Just got some great new Global Etymologies from Merritt Ruhlen and his Long Rangers.

A  dozen words with similar cognates from all over the world that were documented in Ruhlen's The Origin of Language (Wiley, NY, 1994) were discussed in the 1st edition of The Origin of Speeches, and now a dozen more will be linked to Edenic in the forthcoming 2nd ed.of OOS.
Edenics is grateful for these professional, secular linguists who believe in monogenesis of language,  a Proto-Earth language (a single human language that broke up -- by natural means alone).

We amateurs in the Edenics project do Long Range vocab connections too, but our data is too avante garde for academia.  Our data linking world words to the language of Eden includes metathesis and especially reversals -- which indicate that this break-up of a Proto-Earth language was not merely natural.

An intelligent designer of the human language program appears to have set off a Big Bang of language dispersion.  This post-flood neuro-linguistic phenomenon at Sumer is called The Tower of Babel in Genesis 11.  Cultures like the Chinese and Mayans have a similar prehistoric memory in their lore.

Yes, afterwards, the newly-created language groups (70 in the Table of Nations of Genesis 10) continued to break off naturally. (Similarly, the once-unified continents continue to drift apart today, although set off by the catyclism of the Deluge.)

It might dismay secular and scholarly Long Rangers that Edenics supporters and researchers actually believe that human language was designed, and not evolved from chimps. And that the diversity of language was anticipated and designed.

This point is best made with 1000s of global synonyms containing similar sounds but in a reverse or scrambled (metathesis) order.  The mathematical chances of these being mere accidents or unknown borrowings grow more absurd as the data piles up.

The Long Rangers have yet to recognize the existence of Edenics. That's cool. They have vastly superior knowledge of linguistics. They don't mistakenly identify roots like we amateurs occasionally do. And there is fear. The eminent linguist of last generation told me that if he endorsed Edenics, as he wished to, all his grad students would be fired or unhired by the universities ... the bastions of Free Speech.

Accepting even one prehistoric theory in Genesis 11 can sound dangerously like disavowing Darwinism, and endorsing religion.  Our parallel lines may not meet, but Long Rangers and Edenicists can learn much from each other.

As seen below, the Proto-Earth scholarship can be upgraded by Edenics data, just as the wonderfully wide work of the Long Rangers makes the Edenics or Genesis 11 theory undeniable.

Of course a major stumbling block is associating the pristine, universal  Earth language with 'Hebrew' -- seemingly a historically later Semitic derivative of Proto-Semitic.  Admittedly, it DOES seem irrational to consider that an original homo sapiens language should survive in any form. (It is as irrational as the existence of Abraham's Late Stone Age clan resurfacing as contemporary Israel, a leading high-tech power.)

The word 'Edenic' addresses this historic or emotional problem with the term 'Hebrew.'  The Proto-Earth language efforts of both secularists and deists strive to establish the common humanity of Man. With mutual respect both camps will thrive.


Here is the entry to which select Global Etymology data has been added.  Note how valuable these additions are, but it will also be seen how Edenics can upgrade the academic data.

FRI(ABLE)     PaRaR      Pey-Resh-Resh

Par-ARE               פרר                   [PR/FR]

ROOTS:  The IE “root” of  FRIABLE (easily crumbled or pulverized) is bhreg (to break – see FRACTION.)  Latin friare means (to crumble).פרור  PayROOR means a crumb or fragment, from    פרר PaRaR and PWR, to crush or break into crumbs (Isaiah 24:19.

פר  Pey-Resh words of fine particles appear together in Genesis 18:27, where Abraham describes himself to the Eternal as   אפר [A]FahR (ו   V’) עפר  AyFeR, “dust and ashes.” 

There are Pey-Resh words in verses like 'The earth is crumbled into pieces' --  (Isaiah 24:19) and  'You broke the sea into pieces' – Psalms  74:13.

אפר [A]FahR (ashes) and    עפר  AyFeR (dust) give us fine examples of double roots. In both similar words,  the  פר Pey-Resh sub-root means the crumbled, tiny specks of this entry. The אפ Aleph-Phey sub-root means nostrils, nose (Genesis 2:7); while the  ע-פ Ayin-Phey  sub-root means to fly (Genesis 1:20 – see AVIATE).   Ashes are burnt particles that mostly impact our sense of smell, while dust is flying particles. (Fernando Aedo)  

See the many bilabial-liquid particles at “BREAK” and 'PART.'

תפר TaPHahR, to stitch or sew together,  is the grabbing hold of that which has  been torn or frayed  (see FRIABLE.) .  ת-פ   Tahf-Phey is the “grabbing hold, ” first sub-root of  תפר TaPHahR, to sew together. 

See תפש TaPHaS, later  תפס TaPHa$ (to grab) at  THIEF.  The second sub-root is  the  PHey-Resh,  פרורים PeROORiM  or crumbs, pieces, or, reversing  פ-ר   P-R,  the shards that have been  טרף  DTaRaF (torn or ripped apart)  – see TROPHY. 

 BRANCHES:  Besides FRAY, the more likely alleged cognates include: FRAIL and  DEBRIS.  Czech dust or powder is prach.  FRAY and FRAZZLE are about crumbling into Pey-Resh tatters. PULVERIZE involves a liquid shift to PL.

PULVERIZE is from Latin pulvis (dust, powder), and is allegedly from IE “root” pel (dust, flour).  See the Abrahamic dust above ,   אפר [A]FahR  , and the cognates below.

Following the large P-R family of  'disorder' or 'breaking down,' will lead one to entries like BURST,FREE,” PART and PLAZA  (Philip Silverman).

Araona (Amazon) seems to use Ayin-Phey/ GH=P in jape,  owder from leaves used in rituals. [FA]  Prach in Czech means dust, powder – an M231 of עפר  AyFeR (dust)   Pey-Vav-Resh of the root gives us many PWR and PVR words of small fragments, such as POWDER and PULVERIZE (where PVR has metathesized and shifted to PVL .

This is why “powder” in many languages sounds like PULVERIZE. These include: German Pulver, (same in Danish, Norwegian and Swedish; similar in Spanish (pulvo), Italian and Finnish. Hungarian powder is just por,  with longer PR forms in Rumanian, Russian  (pepel  is ash),   and Serbo-Croation. Japnese bara- bara ni means “in pieces.” 

For the powder words of Indonesia and Japan, see TALCUM POWDER.    Cognates of PULVERIZE in the AHD include PAILLASSE, PALEA, PALYNOLOGY, POLLEN, POULTICE, POWDER and PULSE (2).     Our two-letter root echos Pey-Resh/ PR words of spreading out and breaking up (see 'PREACHER' and SPREAD).  PaROOR, a crumb or fragment, fits with flakey terms like FURFUR (dandruff flakes) and (Yiddish) FARFEL.

FLOUR has been pulverized to a fine dust.  A PR or FR flour term in Italian is farina; FARINA and FARINACEOUS (powdery) should therefore belong in this crummy entry.  Likewise, our Pey-Resh/PR theme claims the following 'dust”  terms: pil (Spanish, Italian, Finnish and Russian), prach (Czech), and praf (Rumanian).

Arabic dust is ghoubar, a gutturalized  Ayin-Phey-Resh עפר   GHaPHahR. CA(M)PHOR is from Arabic kafur or from Malay kapur (chalk).  Polish proch (dust, powder) leads us back to the PR particles ending with gutturals seen at BREAK.

Among the Global Etymologies by Merritt Ruhlen and Long Rangers who document evidence of a Proto-Earth language are some of the following cognates that are related to the Pey-Resh particles of this entry: 

Nilo-Saharan: Djerma boron, ashes; 

Afro-Asiatic: Proto-Afro-Asiatic *b(w)rH , loose soil, sand, dust; Semitic: Proto-Semitic *br ‘dust,’ Arabic baraj ‘dust, soil,’ Chadic: Proto-Chadic

 ́ *’bwr ‘sand,’ Angas ’bur ‘sand.’

Kartvelian: Svan burγw ‘to raise dust,’ birγw (< *burγw-i) ‘dust, ashes,’

?Middle Georgian bre. [N 22] Uralic: Proto-Uralic (Illich-Svitych) *porV ‘dust, sand, dirt’;

Ugric: Ostyak per ‘ashes’; Finnic: Finnish poro ‘hot ashes, course dust,’ Mansi pors ‘sweepings.’

Dravidian: Proto-Dravidian *pu ̄r£V ∼ *por£V ‘loose soil, sand, dust,’ Malto porsi ‘sweepings,’ Naikri bur.di ‘ash,’ Tulu poyy`e ‘sand,’ Malayalam pur£uti ‘dust, earth,’ Tamil pur£uti ‘dust, dry earth,’ pu ̄r£i ‘powder, dust.’

Turkic: Altaic pur ‘ashes,’ Uighur bor, Kazakh bor ‘chalk.’

Tungus: Manchu buraki ‘dust, sand,’ Nanai bura ̈xin ‘dust’.

Amerind: Chibchan-Paezan: Cuna piru ‘ashes,’ Catio pora ‘dust’; Andean: Lu- paca purka ‘ashes’; Equatorial: Shuara pupuur ‘dust,’ Bare baridi ‘ashes,’ Wapishana parati, Goajiro purpura ‘dust’; Macro-Panoan: Taruma gula- paru ‘powder’; Macro-Ge: Proto- Ge *prë ‘ashes,’ Krenje pro, Cayapo pra ‘embers,’ Guato (ma-)fora(-ta) ‘ashes’.


Among the many out-takes from the Long Rangers' data,

the line below reflects many of their problems:

Classical Hebrew bar ‘field, open space,’

Hebrew  בר BahR does not belong here. The bilabial-liquid these of this entry is about PARTICLES, including particles of earth -- but not a 'field' term such as in the BARRIO entry.

The scholars cite 'classical' Hebrew, but missed Edenic dust and ashes, [A]PHaR and AyPHeR, getting distracted by bilabial shifts of Phey to B . 

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