[b-hebrew] kiddush versus edush?

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 02:34:09 EDT 2010


Uzi:

On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Uzi Silber <uzisilber at gmail.com> wrote:

> Yes, i am indeed aware of the differences among the letters.
>
> The relationship between daled and tzadi you describe is fascinating -- the
> first thing that occurred to me as I read your comments was that in
> contemporary Hebrew script (derived from ancient hebrew letters as opposed
> to the square letters that are so-called ktav ashuri), the daled and tzadi
> are very similar in appearance.
>
> Coincidence?
>
> u


Come again?

The modern Hebrew cursive looks as if it were developed from medieval
Aramaic square characters, not ancient Hebrew. I know ancient Hebrew
alphabet, I read it almost every day, the letter shapes are way different.

Karl W. Randolph.



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