[b-hebrew] Someone knows?

Pere Porta pporta7 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 07:21:47 EDT 2011


1. Can you, Isaac, provide the exact place of the rule of the Academy
stating that "herayon"  (Rt 4:13) has to be written "HYRAYON" (namely with
included yod) in the hasar haniqud?

2. Remark that the proposal of a reform of the Hebrew script came from a
member of a quite "orthodox" institution, the Academy of the Hebrew
Language.

Regards,

Pere Porta




2011/4/18 Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>

>  Yes! In Rt 1:7 IMAH has a dagesh in the M instead of a yod. In Rt 1:18
> ITAH has a dagesh in the T instead of a yod. In 1Sm 1:13 LIBH has a dagesh
> in the B instead of a yod.
>
> I find the spelling אימא with a yod not only offensive, but also an insult
> to the human intelligence.
>
> The occasional "debates" within the Israeli society about reforming the
> Hebrew script are exercises in futility; orthodoxy will never allow it.
>
> There is this interesting instance of the spelling of HERAYON, 'pregnency',
> that the Hebrew "Academy" "mandates" should be written HYRAYON with a yod,
> an "edict" routinely spurned by the public.
>
>
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
>
>
>   On Apr 18, 2011, at 2:11 AM, Pere Porta wrote:
>
>  Isaac,
>
> I remark in you some rebellion or disdain or contempt of the "official"
> spellings.
>
> You should deepen more into these "official" spellings, namely those of the
> Academy of the Hebrew Language (and not those of Wikipedia).
>
> In the hasar haniqud, )M) takes a yud  -)YM)-, yes.
>
> But (MH (Rt 1:7), )TH (Rt 1:18); LBH (1Sm 1:13) and many others take NO
> yud.
>
> We all -me, Pere, included-  need a cure of humility, Isaac.
>
> Concerning you proposal of keeping the dagesh even in the usual unpointed
>  Israeli script, have you followed these last times the debate on the Reform
> of the Hebrew writing, which debate was born just inside the Academy and was
> started by M. Mishor ( himself a member of the Academy)?
>
> Heartly,
>
> Pere Porta
> (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
>
>
>
>


-- 
Pere Porta



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