[b-hebrew] kevin on irish
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Thu Dec 30 21:58:27 EST 2010
The "Hebrew is dead" thread has been closed, and this applies to sub-threads under different subject lines as well. And, this is not a list for discussing modern Hebrew. It can be used to clarify or compare, but its development compared to Irish is to far afield.
And do all have a good 20ll CE/AD or whatever.
From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Nir cohen - Prof. Mat.
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] kevin on irish
On Thu, 30 Dec 2010 13:45:19 -0800, K Randolph wrote
> You may not have caught it, being an Israeli living in Brazil, but the Irish have adopted English. The native Gaelic survives in only a few isolated corners of the land, and even there its survival is tenuous.
thanks karl. i knew the general trend, and joyce, but did not have exact data.
> As for when Orthodox Jews started thinking that Hebrew was too holy to speak in daily affaires, that I don’t know.
> Karl W. Randolph.
this question may have bearing on some of the issues being discussed.
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