[b-hebrew] Fonts etc.

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Mon Mar 29 22:26:34 EST 2004


I can't imagine that many people in Israel can't read and write English.

Specific problem is reading Hebrew transliterated in English.

Yours,
Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Uri Hurwitz" <uhurwitz at yahoo.com>
To: <dwashbur at nyx.net>; "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2004 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Fonts etc.


>
>
> Dave Washburn <dwashbur at nyx.net>   quoted the following , from Peter
Kirk?
> > 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.
>
> To which one can only say : this is a noble sntiment!
>
> One can also add that whoever joins the list  is persumably not only
familiar with the Latin script, but must have at least some knowledge of
English.
>
> It is also good to keep in mind that Latin and Hebrew use the same West
Canaanite script, though with some modifications. My students used to be
suprised when I pointed this out and indicated that even the sequence of
many letters remains the same: Q, R, S, T  cf. with Quf Reish Shin Tav, or
K,L,M,N  cf.with Kaf , Lamed, Mem Nun , not to mention the very beginning of
the Alphabet.
>
> Cheers
>
> Uri
>
>
>
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