[b-hebrew] “First Year Lies” was Re: Ruth

Will Parsons wbparsons at alum.mit.edu
Mon Jul 19 19:37:19 EDT 2010


From: dana Densmore <simcha.dana at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] “First Year Lies” was Re: Ruth
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:21:14 -0600

> Dear Oun Kwon,
> 
> I can't imagine what you might be talking about here.  When I look at the
> sample page online it looks like a perfectly ordinary English font.
>  Naturally the online display is a little fuzzier than the printed version,
>  but still quite readable to my eye.  (Not that it's intended that anyone
> should "learn Hebrew" from an online sample page, as you say you've
> concluded you can't do from this book.)
> 
> Still, perhaps I didn't follow what your point was.

Perhaps it depends on the environment, but Oun Kwon isn't imagining things.
When I click on one of the links to a sample page, I get a PDF that is
pretty much illegible.  Presumably, the actual book is readable enough,
but the renditions provided on the web page aren't doing it any good.

> On Tue, Jun 15, 2010 at 7:07 PM, Oun Kwon <kwonbbl at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM, dana Densmore <simcha.dana at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > Some of you following this thread may be interested in a new book written
> > by
> > > my biblical hebrew teacher, Bob Sacks.  He takes an exploratory approach
> > > inviting the reader/student to puzzle out with him where the forms come
> > from
> > > instead of presenting them as rules.  And he jumps into reading the
> > Tanakh
> > > text after exploring only a few of the most basic principles and doing
> > more
> > > describing than prescribing.  Here's the web site that tells more about
> > the
> > > book (which is entitled *Beginning Biblical Hebrew*):
> > >
> > > http://www.kafiryaroq.com
> >
> > I opened the sample page of the book. It's simply printed for people
> > NOT be able to read!
> >
> > That's proves that why Hebrew would be difficult for me to learn and
> > tell me not to be bothered.
> >
> > What a stupid idea the publisher (or author) got for the funny looking
> > font (for English)!
> >
> > Shame, shame, shame!
> >
> > if he wrote cleaning handwriting and copied it as a book, it would
> > have been forgiven.

-- 
Will Parsons


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