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Saturday, February 26, 2005

More on Lashon HaKodesh

Treading Fences writes:
One more thought - not all innovations are secular in nature or loazit in origin. How do the writings of HaRav Kook, who created words himself, fit into your "modern hebrew" scheme. The words of HaRav Kook are new, and yet are arguably a lashon of/for kodesh if not lashon kodesh itself (solely tanachik in strict def?)

The answer is, of course, that I don't know. I cannot afford to be a hardliner yet because languages are incredibly complex creatures, and this one (Hebrew) has extra features. And as soon as I take a position, there will be someone with good evidence to the contrary.

I will throw out a few more thoughts à propos in hopes of eventually getting somewhere close to answer these kinds of questions:
PinḼas Ivri 22:45


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