[b-hebrew] kiddush versus edush?
uhurwitz at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 6 12:06:35 EDT 2010
In many Arab speaking regions the regular colloquial pronounciation of the letter Quf is an 'A', a gluttal stop, which in this case because of the Hiriq could be transliterated as "'e ".
That would explain it.
Uri - not Uzi - Hurwitz Wilmington, VT
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?
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