[b-hebrew] kiddush versus edush?

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Tue Jul 6 17:14:41 EDT 2010


I'm not totally sure that it's the same thing, but the early Aramaic word
"arqa", land, (equivalent to Hebrew "erec") later becomes "ar'a", that is,
qof becomes ayin. If you look at Jeremiah 10:11 you'll find both forms in
the same verse!

Yigal Levin

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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] kiddush versus edush?

**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.
>
>
>       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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