[b-hebrew] Fonts etc.

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Mar 29 13:37:52 EST 2004

On 29/03/2004 10:21, Polycarp66 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 3/29/2004 12:54:46 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
> peterkirk at qaya.org writes:
>     Another good reason for using Hebrew text is for the mother tongue
>     Hebrew speakers on the list. It doesn't exactly make things easier
>     for
>     them, or make for better relationships, when we western Christians
>     insist on using our script for their language. We wouldn't be very
>     happy
>     if they wrote our language in their script, would we?
> __________
> Huh?!  What's this supposed to mean.  I wasn't aware we were speaking 
> a Christian language with or without a Hebrew script.  I thought we 
> were discussing biblical Hebrew which of necessity involves what we 
> Christians call the Old Testament but our Jewish friends simply the 
> Bible or the TANAK.  Please explain.
> gfsomsel

I didn't mention a Christian language. But postings on this list are in 
English, which is a western language, and the mother tongue of most of 
the Christians and other Gentiles on this list, as well as of some of 
the Jews. I suspect that almost all the Christians on this list are 
mother-tongue speakers of languages which use Latin script - perhaps not 
George A, and we have had Russians on the list. Perhaps I should have 
been more specific and referred to "we English-speaking Christians" or 
"we Christians whose mother tongue is written in Latin script". And "our 
script" is of course Latin script.

Peter Kirk
peter at qaya.org (personal)
peterkirk at qaya.org (work)

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