Origin of English word HOW

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The word HOW is addressed in the entry: WHO


English Word

WHO

Edenic Word

HOOE

Hebrew Word

הוא

Transliteration

Hey-Vav-Aleph

Pronounciation

WHO

Conversion

[HVO]

Roots

Germanic hwa and hwi gave us personal pronouns like WHO, WHOSE and WHOM.

הוא   HOOE (he) and  היא HeeYE (she) are also personal pronouns that connect subject to predicate. They are translated as "he," "she," "it," "this" and "the same," but "who" is a smoother rendition for the HOOE (he) in verses like Genesis4:20, 21.

The W may be from the Vav in Hey-Vav-Aleph (who). There may have been an M213 metathesis that moved a W to the beginning, while the new pronoun retained its OO vowel sound.


Branches

EITHER, HOW, NEITHER, WHAT, WHEN, WHENCE, WHITHER, WHERE and WHETHER are considered cognates of WHO at the Indo-European “root”s kwo and kwi (stems of relative and interrogative pronouns).  Kahf-Yod, KeeY, means WHO or WHOM, and is a fine source of whatever the Indo-European “root” doctors sought.

See HE and WHEN.


Related Words

HE,WHEN



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