cafe taHat soda
ButhFam at compuserve.com
Fri Jun 22 01:08:00 EDT 2001
While reading today's paper I remembered your note on "taHat".
>Once tho I told
>the waiter that I wanted tay Ham taHat ha Soda (that I had
>originally ordered). He brought me both the tea and the soda. I
>learned only later that taHat does not mean "instead of" in
Actually, "taHat" needs contextual clues for it to be understood "not
but in its metaphorical extensions. Modern Hebrew shares other common
relator-words in this semantic domain, like "bimqom", "temurat", "Helef",
Anyway, in today's paper:
"[hem] omrim sheheHliTu levatter `al ezraHutam ha-tsarfatit
velidrosh ezraHut yisraelit taHteha."
they were saying that they decided to give up their French citizenship
and to seek Israeli citizenship in its place.
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