[b-hebrew] Fonts etc.

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Mon Mar 29 22:14:34 EST 2004

Not sure what's hard.  He said that native speakers of Hebrew often have
trouble understanding English transliterations.

They should breeze through those English transliterations if anyoen does.
Especially since for some reason very competent speakers of Hebrew are most
of who uses them.

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: <Polycarp66 at aol.com>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 12:37 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Fonts etc.

> 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.
> --
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