[b-hebrew] kiddush versus edush?

Petr Tomasek tomasek at etf.cuni.cz
Tue Jul 6 10:54:09 EDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 06, 2010 at 09:13:54AM -0400, Uzi Silber wrote:
> Hi people,
> I was in Deal NJ this weekend (where many NYC Syrian Jews summer);
> a friend there told me that many Aleppo Jews used to pronounce the word
> kiddush as "'edush", and that this was adopted from Baghdadi Jews who had
> moved to Aleppo.
> Is anyone familiar with this? How and why would kof be pronounced this way?
> thanks,
> uzi silber

In some arabic dialects the Q is pronounced as hamza. (E.g. in the
palestinian dialect of Jerusalem and other big cities).

Petr Tomasek <http://www.etf.cuni.cz/~tomasek>
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