signifiés], not sentences and parts of speech, and in general not anything
usually studied under the name of syntax. » (Diver 1980 : 3)
The postulation of signals and their invariably paired meanings is
motivated by the communicative function of language because a “one form-
one meaning” correspondence
that of teaching living languages. And Old Testament He-
brew is a dead language, preserved in a limited corpus and, according
to Zaborski, Biblical Hebrew should therefore not be instructed as aliving
language with the aid of the apparatus of a language-Iaboratory, as
Keller would have it and here
of PIE *h2 iu̯-gwih3- ‘life everlasting’,
which Weiss (1994) proposes to be the source of Gk. ὑγιής ‘healthy’, Cypriote
Gk. <u-wa-i-se/za-ne> ὐϝαις ζαν ‘forever and ever’, Lat. iūgis ‘everflowing’, Av.
yauuaējī̆ ‘living forever’, and Goth. ajukdūϸs ‘eternity’. While a reconstructed,
honorable Westsaxon bishop, who is still
While undeniably the first mentioned situation A [ic gedristlæhte þæt ic dorste
þis weorc ongynnan] falls into a time span at which the second mentioned
situation B [lifigende is] holds true, the basic idea of the time-frame concept (cf.
indirectly present in the text as a result.
In Gen 2-3 God, man, animal and plant belong to the living, but it is
only with reference to man that life and death are discussed. Consequently
the attention in this section will focus exclusively on the relation between
life and death with reference to man
subject": it is from this basis that meaning is generated. Dynamic subject and
dynamic object do not .exist separately, although the figure may give this impression.
As areal living creature the dynamic subject is part of the dynamic object; as a result
of previous processes of semiosis this subject
noun either in combination with an adjective such as seder naxon (correct order) or in a genitive or possessive compound such as seder haxaim (lit. order of life=manner of living) as in (7b). The examples in (7) illustrate a host-class expansion (Himmelmann, 2004: 32) which takes place in the shift
earth and watered the entire surface of the
earth." There is still the second deficiency: the earth still does not have
man. In 2:7 man is created: "Then YHWH God formed man from the
dust of the earth and blew the breath of life into his nostrils, and man
became aliving being." The link between man
cowsworth’4. Butwhy are these numbers
used in our passage?When in a different passage, for instance, we are told
that a certain female slave is tessaráboios ‘four cows worth’, then this is a
fact of real life, a price made by merchants.
3 Cf. Oettinger 2004: 654f.
4 There is no difference between “cow”, “ox