About the Book of Origins:|
A cultural project spanning 17,000 years of hitherto mainly
obscure and distorted history
In addition to extensive original research, the author and his team will be
using what they believe to be the ultimate tool in drawing a comprehensive map
of the history and civilization of modern man - etymology. Some fine-tuning
remains to be completed before a comprehensive structure of the language of
Ancient Arabian is presented to fellow researchers. Nevertheless, what we have
now is sufficient to begin presenting our project. Indeed the first phase of our
studies has already been published. This is Volume I which was
launched in London in November 2010:
Book of Origins
Natural Foundations of Arab Civilisation
Origins of Alphabets, Numeration, Numerals, Measuresments
Adel S. Bishtawi
begin this brief by revealing that Volume I of the Book of Origins was
essentially the Arabic version of the Origins of Arabic Numerals - A
natural history of numbers, published by
AuthorHouse in June 2011 following a limited first run primarily aimed at
scholars, reviewers and others interested in the origin of the most famous of
all numeric systems ever invented. It was researching the origin of the Arabic
numerals and its numeral system that led us to the origin of Ancient Arabic.
Once the origin of almost all numeric words was identified, work began on the
origin of the entire language of Ancient Arabian.
The 13-page introduction to
Volume I covered the origin of Arabic numerals then went on to present the first
fruits of our etymological research of Ancient Arabic. Some of the points
revealed included important human innovations such as the origin of
alphabets, measures, weights, litigation and money. These are covered in 12 of
the 26 chapters of volume I.
We couldn't in Volume I reveal the linguistic structure of Ancient Arabic but
several important examples were presented throughout the volume, and it was
actually pointed out that it is possible for researchers to have a taste of
Ancient Arabic by identifying and collecting the linguistic examples contained
in the book.
Origin of the Arabic Numerals
natural history of numbers
AuthorHouse_Origin of the Arabic Numerals
Having provided in Volume I of the Book of Origins a glimpse of the
structure of Ancient Arabic, the next natural step is to unveil the lexicon and
linguistic units of this most ancient of extant languages in the world. Simple
and intuitive, the structure should have been discovered many centuries ago had
the compilers of the first known Arabic dictionary had not chosen to deliberately obscure
the true origin of the Arabian tongue or were ignorant of the existence of such
an origin. Due to the pioneering work of the two lexicographers of the first known
dictionary (al Ain), almost all later lexicographers either followed the
original layout for their dictionaries, and made small improvements. By doing
so, the origin of Ancient Arabic was further obscured.
The situation we have
today as far as Arabic dictionaries are concerned can be described as containers
of several thousand pieces of a jigsaw puzzle strewn over thousands of pages.
Clearly, the picture these pieces are supposed to represent is missing. The
format used by all dictionaries is not suitable to present Ancient Arabian.
Clearly also, the task of re-building an ancient language like Arabic will take
decades but we are confident it can be rebuilt to 80-90% of the original
In Volume II of The Book of Origins we shall present the linguistic units of
Ancient Arabic. For obvious reasons, we have emptied from the chart below the
names of the linguistic units and their components as well as the examples
given. We can't wait to present our findings but we can't make mistakes. We will
not be unveiling Ancient Arabic only but also provide guidelines and keys for
fellow researchers to complete our work in the future. By the end of 2012, we
hope we will be in a position to publish volume II which will include thousands
of examples in support of our conclusions.
The prehistoric outline structure of Ancient Arabian
As we used bi-consonantal roots of Ancient Arabian to unveil the origin
of measurements, weights, litigation and money we will use for volume
III the same etymological keys to unlock many secrets that remained
hidden for thousands of years. Volume III will have several sections covering
daily life of Ancient Arabians, the cosmetics of their women, their fears and
hopes and their unbelievable struggle to survive. From analyzing small words, we
now know what was the original pump; what the first ropes were made of; the
first boats and swords; what did love and sex mean to ancient Arabians; what
were their most important inventions and innovations; in what area of the
Arabian Peninsula the first plough, pen and millstones were made.
Another main section of volume III will unveil the origins of geographical
and important first settlements. Jericho, after all, was not the first
settlement. The first settlements should have bi-consonantal lexemes. Those with
three or four letters were established thousands of years later.
Volume IV of The Book of Origins will be dedicated
to unveiling the origin of religions. It has crossed my mind to publish this
last volume and disappear with my wife but that may not be necessary after all.
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