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By Isaac Mozeson


As Mrs. Noah said: "WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT."

Oct23

Ahoy, another new entry in the 1000-page+
E-Word digital dictionary:

SHIP   TSooPH   Tsadi-Vav-Pey
TSOOF_____צוף_____[TS-P --> SHP]
ROOTS: For a word so culturally significant, the Amer. Heritage Dict. (AHD) presents us with the leaky Indo-European (IE) 'root' for SHIP:  skipam (ship. 'Germanic noun of obscure origin.').

The traditional Biblical word for an ocean-going vehicle is also S, P and a nasal,  ספינה $PHeeYNaH (ship, boat -- Jonah 1:15).  But this is from a root of covering, while the
 צ-ף  Tsadi-Pey root is about swimming and the surface (see TOP).
צף TSahPH is to float.
צוף TSOOPH is to float or swim (II Kings 6:6).
הציף HayTSeeYPH means 'he caused to swim.'

BRANCHES:   SKIFF and SKIPPER as cognates, along with 'ship' words like Icelandic and Norwegian skip would indicate a guttural which is not readily available in the Edenic.  The softer Dutch schip and German Schiff might derive from  a  throaty guttural no harder than a  ה Hey. 

NAVAL words, and the NAVE of a church are from a different source.  Vene, a Finnish boat, reverses the
 N-V of NAVE, NAVY and Latin navis (ship).   The (lip-made) bilabial is different, but the same reversal  is seen with the Japanese ship:  船 fune.
Perhaps these words are using the (nose-made) nasal and  (lip-made) bilabial of ספינה $PHeeYNaH. 

Chinese has two boat words that might also be using the fricative in  ספינה $PHeeYNaH. 

1.    SAMPAN, a flat-bottomed Oriental boat, is from (a possibly nasalized) Chinese san-pan, which is thought to come from Spanish champan (canoe) - probably of South American Indian origin (Webster's).

2.  船舶 Chuánbó means a ship; the Xinhua dictionary limits this to chuán (but fricative-bilabial-nasal is still available, since a U often replaces a bilabial).

More boats at CALIBER and TUB. (as in Noah's  תבה TayBHaH,   trusty TUB.)

 from the CALIBER entry:
 
See  guttural-l(tongue-made) iquid-bilabial shells at: CAROB, CARP, CRAB, SCALP, SHIELD  and SCALLOP.     
   קלף  QaLahPH  (skin, scalp. parchment)  is reversed to a bilabial-liquid-guttural at PEEL.  After a shift of bilabial and liquid it reverses to BARK,
the outer skin of a tree.  Canoes were hollowed-out logs, as in Spanish barko (boat).  We still EMBARK on vehicles.  Old Provençal embarcar, is from em- + barca, boat or BARQUE.  Closer to קלף  QaLahPH, only an M132 metathesis away, are the boats of Indonesian (kapal) and Tamil (kappal).
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You are now free to disembark this entry. Thank you for flying Edenic.

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