Doesn't hatchalah mean both start and begin? When you say "lhatchil", this means either to start or begin, no? Then why is the gerund any different?(Saying start here is counted incorrect.)
"This is the start". I don't think it's a valid sentence. (not sure about that though :S)
Beginning and end go together, as do start and finish, so if this is a athletic track where starting and finishing lines coincide ...
TVTropes links should have warnings. I'm too busy for a rabbithole, dude!
Dun dun duuuuun! The Beginning and the End. Now in theatres. Rated G for Gingham. All Duolingos reserved.
Duolingo, to be inconsequent is being consequent AS WELL. You've shown me this better English once. So please accept: "This is the beginning but the end AS WELL."