Wednesday, August 12, 2009

HYK-Egyptians-called-people-Levant

HYK-Egyptians-called-people-Levant

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It would be absurd. Then again, no historian or linguist worth his or her salt has ever claimed the Egyptians used the words "Semite" or "Asiatic." Both are modern terms.

What we translate as "Asia" to the Egyptians was an amorphous region today called the Levant. In fact, use of the word "Asia" is outdated. More common modern terms are Levant, Palestine, or Syro-Palestine. This area was not a well-defined state in ancient times but a collection of city-states and semi-nomadic tribes, most of whom spoke some dialect of Western Semitic.

The Egyptians referred to people of the Levant by several names. The word Canaan, a generic descriptor, probably does derive from the ancient Egyptian word transliterated as "knanw." One word for part of modern Syria was "rTnw." To the Egyptians the word Asia was "sTt," and Asiatics were "sttyw." As you can see from my transliterations, these terms would make no sense to the average modern reader, so more modern place names are employed.

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NO one on earth has the slightest clue of what any ancient Egyptian words sounded like.

The idea to make weird spellings to make weird sounds of the Egyptians, will not float.

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Levant, region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea. Its name derives from the Italian word levante, meaning "rising," implying the rising of the sun in the east. Historically, the Levant included all of the countries along the eastern Mediterranean shores, extending from Greece to Egypt.

People of Italian or French extraction born in the Levant were sometimes referred to as Levantines. The name Levant States was used to refer to the French mandate over Syria and Lebanon after World War I (1914-1918); today the term is still occasionally applied to those two countries.

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I am not sure how these Egyptians are from Latin, Greek or any thing else. If it is a translation from ancient Egyptian to your language.. what it means in Chinese or Greek is a waste of breath.

Unless the title specifically identifies a specific tribe, then the words Semite, Levant, Asian are abstract identifications. Such words would only mean some one to our north who is not an Egyptian.

Levant includes Egyptians by this dictionary.

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Then he continues

Yes, the ancient Hebrews were Semitic

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I asked him to define Hebrews or Semitic people but he never responded.

Hebrew is a bible word and most Hebrews were NON Israelites, and if a Semite is one who spoke a middle east language, every one there was a Semite.

Note how these abstract words keep being sprinkled in to confuse or promote some kind of information that does not exist.

 

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