What is the protosemitic root for asher(אשר) in:
ehyeh asher ehyeh
אהיה אשר אהיה
from Exodus 3:14
Note: I'm not sure but I'm guessing it's probably either ʔṯr, ʔšr, or ʔśr.
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According to the article mentioned in the above comment by Keelan, "On the Etymology of the Hebrew Relative šƐ-," the possible roots and the connection between šƐ- and ašer indicates that ašer probably derived from aṯeru (ʔṯru), meaning "place," to eventually becoming a relative pronoun in certain Semitic languages.