1. What linguistic evidence is there to justify Brit-Am beliefs that the Lost Ten Tribes migrated to the west? Who is Terry Blodgett?
2. What relevance do the theories of Theo Venneman have to Brit-Am?
3. What Significance does the work of Orjan Svensson have?
1. Question: What linguistic evidence is there to justify Brit-Am beliefs that the Lost Ten Tribes migrated to the west?
Answer: This question is answered in detail in our publications, especially "The Tribes", and articles in our magazine, "Brit-Am Truth". A background to our proofs of linguistic evidence is also to be found under the headings concerning
Terry Blodgett did important research regarding the reklationship between the so-called "Germanic" tongues and Hebrew.
See our article on the subject.
"The Hebrew Sources of Northern Tongues"
by Terry Marvin Blodgett
The following technical points were posted by Terry Blodgett and should have significance for the student of Hebrew:
The beghadh-kephath letters do not normally shift in
initial position, but only after long vowels, after schwas, and at the
end of words or syllables. However, even in initial position these
letters can shift if a prefix is added to the word which ends with a
long vowel or schwa, for example when a vav is added to a word.
Therefore the word peh "mouth" can take on prefixes such as vepheh or
vefeh, also kefiy, befiy, lefiy. In each case the e represents a schwa.
In addition there are times when a word ending in a long vowel can cause
the first letter/consonant of the next word to shift, such as with
pesiy'ah ghedholah "big step." Here you see that the g has shifted
to gh because of the long vowel at the end of the preceding word and of
course the d has shifted because of a preceding schwa.
In the Germanic languages, especially in English, the frequent use of
the word "the" before nouns and other words ending with a schwa sound or
long vowel caused the six beghadh-kephath letters to shift so frequently
that after a while (a century or two) the people no longer remembered
when the letters were to shift and when they weren't, so they started
shifting them all the time, such as father and Anglo-Saxon fadar, both
pronounced with [dh], which came from ancient Hebrew pader (root padar)
"to nourish, feed, care for" which became an alternate word for
"father" in ancient Hebrew. When father first came into the European
languages, it did not mean "father," but rather it meant "to feed, to
nourish, to care for," similar to the ancient Hebrew definition.
Hope this explanation helps.
Best of wishes,
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2. Question: What relevance do the theories of Theo Venneman have to Brit-Am?
Answer: Theo Venneman argues for the presence of speakers of a "Semitic" (which term could include Hebrews) language in the west. They imposed influences of their own tongue upon the existing ones. This is compatible with Brit-Am understanding.
Notes on Venneman:
a. A scholar named Theo Venneman in Germany claims to have discovered an underlying West Semitic (Hebrew-like)
linguistic element in both Celtic and Germanic tongues. He links this with a people who came to the west in ancient times and raised the megalithic monuments.
Concerning the English Language, Venneman says:
"English among all the non-Celtic Indo-European languages looks most similar to the Semitic languages precisely because English is the only one of them that was substantially Semiticized, namely by transitive loaning of Semitic structure, with Insular Celtic as mediator".
"-518 #2. Venneman: Semitic Linguistics in Northern Europe
\Atlantiker in Nordwesteuropa: Pikten und Vanen Reference
Venneman says that:
"The Picts of Britannic prehistory and the Vanir of Germanic
mythology contribute to the theory of an Atlantic, i.e. Hamito-
Semitic origin of the Megalithic culture. ..
The theory that Theo Vennemann proposes was described (by "Tim") on a Web-group discussion list as:
"There was a Basque substrate behind the Germanic languages [which
would've affected the structure of Germanic when the inhabitants of
north-west Europe adopted Indo-European during the third or perhaps
early fourth millenia BCE]; while there was a period where a hamito-
semitic language became a superstrate over Germanic, loaning various
words into the language. I don't know what date he believes this
occured, so as far as I know a hamito-semitic Phoenician presence
around the Baltic during the bronze age could offer an explanation
for this superstrate, and it's possible that the linguistic and
archaeological evidence accord well with each other. I don't think
either the Phoenician presence in northern Europe, or the theory
about the hamito-semitic superstrate are universally accepted, but
as far as I can tell the two theories might still offer each other
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3. What Significance does the work of Orjan Svensson have?
Answer: Orjan Svensson has proven that the original settlers of Southern Sweden who introduced the earliest runic script spoke Hebrew and Aramaic-type dialects.
See the article on Orjan.
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