[b-hebrew] re Modern Hebrew

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Mon Aug 12 18:52:30 EDT 2013

The Eretz Israel reading style tinged with the Ashkenazi reading of  
the tzere as EY, has the potential of confusing the singular and the  
plural, for example:
Gen. 5:29
זֶה יְנַחֲמֵנוּ מִמַּעֲשֵׂנוּ  
וּמֵעִצְּבוֹן יָדֵינוּ
KJV: "This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our  

Deut. 32:27
פֶּן-יֹאמְרוּ יָדֵנוּ רָמָה
KJV: "and lest they should say, Our hand is high"

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Aug 12, 2013, at 2:10 PM, Uri Hurwitz wrote:

> Yet one must keep in mind that since then followed three  
> generations whose first language was Hebrew.  Such speakers were  
> and are subjects to the same forces which affect  other living  
> languages.

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