OFF TOPIC Modern Hebrew question

Charles David Isbell cisbell at
Thu May 16 10:12:35 EDT 2002

You can say either LeHaYYiM or, more colloquially: MaRPe'.
Charles David Isbell
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From: "Trevor Peterson" <06peterson at>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:39 AM
Subject: OFF TOPIC Modern Hebrew question

> What does one say in Modern Hebrew when a person sneezes (if anything)? It
> occurred to me the other day that I use the German reply a lot, but maybe
> as a Semiticist I should use Hebrew. I'm pretty sure it never comes up in
> Biblical Hebrew, so let's work with what there is. (I know--I should have
> learned Modern Hebrew by now, but unfortunately it's not required for my
> program, and I don't have the time to do extra stuff right now.) Anyway,
> if you feel that this is completely unrelated to the purpose of this list,
> you're probably right--feel free to reply off-list :-)
> Thanks,
> Trevor Peterson
> CUA/Semitics
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