Over a century ago, the prominent Semitist J. Barth in Nominalbildung (Leipzig: Hinrichs’sche Buchhandlung, 1894), p. 276, n. 2, noted that the first letter of the word te‘alah (hl[t) should not be treated as a prefixed morpheme, since it is radical; the root of te‘alah (hl[t) is therefore T‘L (l[t), not ‘LH (hl[). A reference to Barth is readily available in E. Ben Iehuda’s Thesaurus, XVI (New York/London: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959), p. 7835b, n. 1.