Dear Gentle Ones:
If, IF, if I had already 'Schliemanned'.
Schliemann retired rich at 36, Wikipedia says,. and then found Troy, which most thoght was foolish.
I am much older than that (this year it's 50 years since Congress passed a law making me 'an officer and a gentleman'!) bu some projects are worth a try.
If, if I had already Schliemanned, I'd ask how much it would cost me to get someone to work on the basic 243 words of Hebrew--or some variation of that.
Starting with Mozeson's 7 sounds, putting them minto 2-sound roots, using a grid, and then adding a third dimension of 7 would give us 243. This is in 'Origin of Speeches'.
But, his 7 sounds include in each one, several consonants.
And, the first word in the Bible has 4 consonants: B-R-SH-T. (That I think this makes a mini-liturgy on the 'first mention' principle seems to await further discussion.
Love in King Jesus,
Charlie 'Schliemann' Hartman
PS: What's the imperative stem of 2 John?
PPS: What are these words?!