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