[b-hebrew] Fonts etc.

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Mon Mar 29 21:58:06 EST 2004


If native speakers of Hebrew have trouble with English transliterations, why
should I be able to deal with it?

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
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Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 12:21 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Fonts etc.

> 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
> biblical Hebrew which of necessity involves what we Christians call the
> Testament but our Jewish friends simply the Bible or the TANAK.  Please
> gfsomsel
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