[b-hebrew] Someone knows?
pporta7 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 18 13:22:08 EDT 2011
one must carefully distinguish between the niqud and the unniqud.
Noun אִמָּא, mum, is spelled )YMA) in the unniqud because nouns non strictly
Hebrew and all the borrowings from foreing languages...... follow the rule
of including a yod for the hireq.
The "strict" Hebrew nouns having vowel hireq (sound "i") take no yod
whenever the basic noun hasn't.
Thus, QIN.FH, her nest (Pr 27:8) takes no yod because Q"N (Is 16:2) lacks
2011/4/18 Isaac Fried <if at math.bu.edu>
> 1. It should be on their website, or in their pamphlet on the KTIYB XASAR
> HANIYKUD. Where exactly I don't know since I never go there, but I have it
> from absolutely reliably sources. They also "mandate" $ERUT, 'service', to
> be spelled $YRUT with a yod. The end result of all this will be that people
> will start to pronounce these words with a xireq: HIYRAYON, $IYRUT.
> 2. All these "proposals" are mere silly games; it will never happen.
> 3. The moot (actually the mute), or Talmudic, question is this: There is a
> dagesh in the letter M of IMA, 'mother', implying, according to the
> prevailing wisdom, that this consonant should be "doubled". But, the
> addition of a yod to bring to the spelling IYMA removes the need for this
> dagesh. So, is it IMMA, but only IYMA, or what?
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Apr 18, 2011, at 7:21 AM, Pere Porta wrote:
> 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
> 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
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