When exploring the name YHVH, I've found some ancient copies of texts copied by rabbis included the vowels. When vowels are added, it comes out as Yehovah. The yud would translate as "He (does this)". Its remainder is Hvh. Now the vowels in the original unconjugated verb derive different meanings for this verb. According to doitinhebrew.com...
heevah --- to constitute
hayah --- to exist, to be
ehyeh play on words? translated in Exodus as I am that I am.
The wife of Adam in Genesis is named Khavah ("kh" being the letter chet or khet), which may be a relation to this word. It would be existence being linked with Adam (meaning blood, red, and soil), which is a more physical substance.
Here's an interesting, possibly intentional, link with the word customarily translated in English Bibles as "God". The Hebrew is Elohim, a plural ending of the Canaanite term for deity, but always having words conjugated in singular form. There's an interesting book I own by Stan Tenen called The Alphabet That Changed the World. It proposes that Elohim alludes to the vastness, the holistic wide expanse. In contrast, YHVH could represent the singular point in time. He uses the analogy of the flame on a candlestick. I see this as possibly linking to the Dramatica principle of "space" and "time" in the objective story limit and holistic and linear in the problem-solving style.
This has been a suspicion of mine for years... that the word ehyeh in Exodus is a play on the name of YHVH. Ehyeh literally means "will be". YHVH tells Moses to tell the Israelites that this is his name, as proof of his existence. Furthermore, Ehyeh is spelled aleph-hei-yud-hei, which simply hei-yud-hei with the prefix letter (aleph) meaning "I (future tense)".
Chris has pointed out the Dramatica principle that cultures have blind spots in regard to the chart of elements. Americans tend to have stories with concerns in the lower left quadrant (obtaining, inner desires and fears, the future, becoming). This is the sweet spot. These quads can also be seen as domains of methodology elements, evaluations, motivations, etc. Our strong point, Motivations, is the lower left quad. We argue, however, over whether we are the collective United States or whether we are individual states.
What is the sweet spot for Middle Esterners? Does that show up as a preference in the Bible?