Origin of English word HEY

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English Word

HEY

Edenic Word

HAy

Hebrew Word

הא

Transliteration

Hey-Aleph

Pronounciation

HEY

Conversion

[HY]

Roots

Interjections like “HEY! “ get no respect in dictionaries,

and they often seem to be as echoic and universal as “ow.”  Then again, there are language experts who insist that every word is merely built upon the interjections, grunts  and gestures of venerable knuckle-walking ancestors. It is interesting to note that HAy (lo! behold  there!) in the Bible as early as Genesis 47:23.  The same interjection appears as late as the Aramaic of Daniel 2:43.


Branches

Anoheinterjection is HehA[K]H (“exclamation of joy or mockery” – Harkavy – Isaiah 44:16).  This is just different enough from AHA!  to better resemble a word altered at the psycho-linguistic  “Big Bang” at Shinar/Sumer (The Tower of Babel).





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