I'll do my best here. First off, lexeme is fancy-talk for 'word'. Linguists and grammarians prefer the term lexeme because it means 'an orthographic (written) symbol' without getting into deeper questions of what actually qualifies as a word (word is a lot trickier to define than you would think at first glance!). So I and most others will use the term lexeme to mean the unit of letters in a text. A Lexicon defines lexemes. Again, that's a fancy way of saying that a lexicon is a dictionary that defines the hebrew, Aramaic, and greek words.
Finding shin in a lot of words is like finding the letter b in a lot of words. It doesn't really mean anything at all. Lexemes/words are formed out of letters, and some letters are used often, others aren't. English doesn't use a whole lot of the letter x, and uses the letters e and t quite often. But that doesn't really mean anything about words that have or don't have any of those letters. Letters are only meaningful as they are assembled into lexemes/words.
If you're asking who is the man referenced by איש, the answer depends on the text. If you're reading Genesis 2, it refers to Adam. If you're reading Job, it may refer to Job or one of his friends, etc.
So far as learning Hebrew on your own, don't count on it. For those from a non-semitic native language, Hebrew is incredibly odd, beginning with the alien alphabet, consonantal roots, etc. The best way forward is to, at least, get a solid beginning grammar and a tutor or video lessons.
Thanks for explaining that. I gathered that Lexicon was very similar to Lexeme, I just couldn't tell the difference from looking at the Collections material.
Hi and welcome to the forum. I appreciate you are on a tight budget but currently you can get 25% off an order.
As you are interested in original language, you may want to consider the hebrew starter which costs more than the normal starter but does include a full hebrew text to go with the greek text (not just sample as in the Other starters) as well as some good basic lexicons (dictionaries for greek and hebrew) and may be a good starting point that would give you insights.
Hmm... I am a bit torn tbqh. One of the elders I talked to about making a purchase said Hebrew was a difficult one to tackle right off the bat and that the Greek was better. That is why I was thinking of going with the Hebrew AND Greek Lerner - because it was a funny thing how my brain processed it, but the gist is that I didn't know if I felt justified getting just the Hebrew Starter because it's harder to learn based on what the elder said. I know, I know, it doesn't make sense that I would get both when I am on a tight budget, but I was thinking I didn't know if I could justify buying just the Hebrew Starter based on what the elder said. This whole endeavor was just to test the waters to see how important it would be to go beyond the Starter and if the Starter actually came with anything related to the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. I am pretty confident I am going to get the Starter with the 25% off coupon on Friday, but beyond that, I was debating. What made my decision more difficult is because I got an email saying they would probably share my story I gave in using the product which would mean I would get a $25 credit toward my next purchase. The other thing I was considering is that I can make a payment plan, and that might be alright by me, but you have to spend at least $100 and the Hebrew Starter is $99 so I would be short a dollar on being able to get on a payment plan. The reason the credit makes this decision really difficult is because the price of the Hebrew and Greek Learner is already down from $199 to about $150 and if I use that credit (depending on if/when I would get it) It would bring the price down by a substantial amount down to about $125 and I could get on a payment plan because it's over $100. It really depends on if/when I get the credit at this point. If they give it to me before my story goes up (like before Monday, when the sale ends) then I can make a substantial down payment and could probably knock it out pretty fast and even with the fee for being on a payment plan I would be paying less by a substantial amount.
That's more or less what my nervous energy is thinking about at this point.
I would agree here- And I always commend those interested in learning Hebrew (but I am a bit biased). Any one here would be happy to point you to some good print resources and Accordance resources, myself included.
Yeah, I looked into getting things independently of the Collections, and you save a lot by buying the Collections. However, I was thinking I could maybe get the Starter and then pick up a good Lexicon for the Hebrew and Greek, but tbh, IDK if I would even be saving money doing it that way; I haven't done price comparisons.
In any case, yes, it would be fantastic to have someone who knows what they are doing to give suggestions on what they would recommend getting as an option of making separate purchases outside of the Collections. I need all the help I can get, honestly, lol.
Yeah, this Hebrew stuff is really complicated. Every time I think I am getting a hang of it, I find something out that kinda does away with the theory with which I thought the language works because it seems all the words I am concerned with seem to have very similar meanings - at least from what I have access to right now. I took 4 years of Spanish in HS and it's not like I can actually speak Spanish at all, lol, but I know how to conjugate verbs and look at tenses and stuff so even though that doesn't help me with Hebrew, what it does do is prepared my brain a tiny bit because I've been taught a little what kinds of stuff to look for when trying to solve the puzzle to a language.
I've been using the Hebrew Strong's Dictionary a lot. It's a lot of fun.