[b-hebrew] kiddush versus edush?

Uzi Silber uzisilber at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 13:19:49 EDT 2010


**Uri, so it would sound like a yemenite ayin? is there any biblical or
aramaic hebrew example of this phenomenon?




On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 12:06 PM, Uri Hurwitz <uhurwitz at yahoo.com> wrote:

>      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.
>
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>       Uri - not Uzi - Hurwitz               Wilmington, VT
>
> 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
>
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