UNDERSTANDING LINGUISTIC CATEGORIES: EMBERS, VISION AND CLITORISES HAVE NOT JUST ONE BUT TWO THINGS IN COMMON
The mono syllabic root morpheme *BṢ has several suffixed specifier extensions (*BṢ+letter). One is pronounced ‘bother’ but a more ancient form is in Akkadian: “biṣṣūru: [Human → Body] 1) (human, animal) female genitals, pubenda, vulva, cunt, sex”. The same word, ‘baṣar’ means “vision” or “eyes”. Another extension is ‘baṣal’ “onions”. A fourth extension is ‘ baṣṣa’ “an ember”.
So, how are they related?
don’t think of onions, embers and clitorises as perfectly rounded. If you do then you may notice the connection – they are bodies of roundish shapes. This is one similarity; the second is that all of them look reddish or pinkish.
What about vision? The “erectile organ of female mammals” doesn’t light but embers do.
One last comment. *BṢ/*ṢB is a very advanced linguistic unit, definitely ancient Yemeni. From it ‘ṢBN’ “soap, and ‘ṢBGH’ ‘dye”. It is the origin of English ‘soap’ and French ‘savon’. This is one, the second it introduces colour, a relatively newish human concept, aside from ‘dam’ “blood”. Possible introduction: 5,000-6,000 years ago, so quite “newish”.
Question: Do Arabs circumcise their daughters? Cases have been reported of female circumcision in southern Egypt and probably elsewhere but the Quran, the holy book for Muslims, have nothing on circumcising men or women. If it is not in the Quran then it is not. What the Quran says is the following: “We have created man in the best shape” (Sajda, 7).
If that’s the case, and it is, circumcision shouldn’t be performed because it is value reduced not value added. Circumcision is practised by many Jews but the origin is obscure. Some Muslim scholars, usually nut heads with some good exceptions, claim Abraham was circumcised when he was 90 years old. It is not that any of these scholars saw Abraham being circumcised, and the gentleman has been dead for 2,000 years so we can’t ask him.
There is a legend told by some Damascus folks that circumcision started in Mesopotamia. Goddess Ashtar is the historical grandmother of Aphrodite and Venus, and it is claimed by the legend that men gave Ashtar part of their tool so she wouldn’t devour the moon. This is linked, somehow, to when the moon is a crescent.
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