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By Isaac Mozeson




CHAN(G)E          SHaNaH         SHin-Noon-Hey

sha-NAH________שנה_______[SH-N à CH-N]

ROOTS: Old French changier is said to come from Latin cambire (to exchange, barter). The Indo-European “root”s offered are skamb or kamb (to curve or bend).

For the source of IE kamb see CAMERA. The Hebrew שנה  SHaNaH (to change, alter, be different) is the more logical etymon. 'For I am the Lord - I have not changed') שניתי “SHaNeeYTeeY” - Malachi 3:6.   Difference happens when one becomes another, or two (both “another” and “two” or שני  SHayNeeY.

  “Yomשני  SHayNeeY”, the 2nd day, is in the 8th verse of Genesis.  The locus of all the language  CHANGE is Shinar    שנאר (Genesis 11 – Rahel Sherman). The problematic  G of CHANGE may have come from the  gutturalה  Hey of SHaNaH.

The S-N sound has the opposite sense, repeating the same,  and not changing.  Doing the SAME action again and again is שנה  SHaNaH, to repeat ; שנן  SHeeNaiN  is to teach by  repetitive drilling (Deuteronomy 6:7)  See SAME,  a mere nasal shift away … 

BRANCHES:  שנוי SHeeNOOY is a change or difference; שניות SHNeeYOOT is dualism or duality. The opposite of oneness, and the essence of difference, duality or otherness is captured in the number two,  שנים SHNaYiM, and שני   SHeNeeY (second).  This ש-נ  Shin-Noon root for the CHANGE of a second object , which is different or שונה SHOANeH from the first, should appear in words for number two.

  In the extended Algonquian family of northern Amerindian these letters dominate number-two words, but, of course, they are reversed to N-SH:  ....  

 The ability for  ש-נ Shin-Noon to mean both alike and not-alike is typical of the paradoxical complexity engineered into this one vocabulary with built-in, sound-alike antonyms.

The opposite of the  ש-נ  S|H)-N root of two-ness above involves separation; like the IE “root” sen or seni (apart, separate). ... ASUNDER (apart, torn into  ש-נ two), sans an sine 'apart')...Latin), then SANS (originally 'exceptional' not 'without'), SINECURE, and SUNDRY (diverse)....

Other S-N terms of time-based change include  שנה SHaNaH (year), and SHaNaH (sleep) - which give us time to change. ישן YaSHaN (old) reflects that change. The שן SHaiN (tooth) is a  שנוי SHaNOOY (transformer) which changes our food to a digestible state.  Teeth use a repetitive action, likeשנן   SHaNaN, pedagogic drilling, and  שנן    SHaNahN, to sharpen (a sword, etc.)   Also, we get a second set of teeth.

Typical in Edenics, ש-נ  Shin-Noon is a theme, encompassing opposites. In this case, both constancy and change.  This paradox of fricative-nasal meaning both CHANGING and SAMENESS is also in the Chinese. Chong (X83) means “repeat, duplicate,” but I CHING is the book of CHANGE. Similarly, Chinese san  X565 means repeatedly, again and again.  Again and yet again infers thrice, not just twice. This is why san means number three.  The Japanese 3, san, is borrowed from Chinese.   To copy in Chinese is shan 嬗 X573,4 . 

 זנה  ZaNaH (to go after strange gods or to have extramarital sex) infers aberrant or 'changed' behavior and alienation from our (espoused) Lord or spouse. Such behavior is ZANY and a SIN.  See SIN.    Infidelity in either realm is no mere SHENANIGAN (origin unknown). ...

.A cyclical  word of repetition, but also change, is שנה SHaNaH (year – see SUN). ... the SUN is only considered as a changer of time. But the sun also CHANGES grapes into raisins, etc....

Paradoxically, but typically in the science of Edenics,  שנהSHaNaH is to repeat  and  שמר SHaMaR is to preserve, to keep something the same.  These built-in opposites in similar sounds  (fricative-nasal) are clearly NOT what a human evolution of language would want or allow.  Only a Divine intelligence composing multi-layered poetic revelation would want opposites that sound SYNONYMOUS or the SAME - see SAMURAI and SIMILE. Sahm is 'to repeat' in Thai .

 SHeYNaH שנה means sleep.   In dreams we often revisit, even redo trauma... our Shin-Noon ש-נ root is about  'two, repetition.'  So sen is  'dream' in Slavic ...see INSOMNIA.

[this entry shortened to fit. Download the entire E-Word Digital Dictionary in Feb. 2013.]

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