Do Arabic roots have meanings IN THEMSELVES, or do only the derived words have meanings?
I ask because I'm thinking to have 10 roots engraved inside my ring. They are meant as an artistic motif, each root symbolising various words
(eg. The root ء م ن symbolises,آمِين َ امین , أَمُنَ , أَمِنَ , أَمِين ,الْأَمِين, ایمان etc).
It is meant to be understood by me personally, not read by others.
There's a great lecture by Hamza Yusuf about the Arabic language on YouTube. So do roots carry meaning IN AND OF THEMSELVES? Or would they just be three Arabic letters with no meaning? Is this question answered in Islamic scholarship or even in the Qur'an or Hadith?
(I asked this on an Arabic language forum but a moderator shut it down because it was not a question about language according to her. It is a question about the nature of language, and I know the Arabic language has a special place in the Islamic tradition, both in Qur'an and Hadith)