Archive for the Category: Hebrew

Golems and trolls

I’ve always thought that the word golem was pronounced /ˈgɔləm/ with a short o as in doll, probably influenced by Tolkein’s gollum, and my preference for northern vowels. Yesterday however, while watching Going Postal, a film based on the Terry Pratchett’s book by the same name, I noticed that some other people pronounce it /ˈɡoʊləm/. […]

FacebookTwitterGoogle+Share
Also posted in English, Etymology, Language, Words and phrases 12 Comments

Cross-lingual puns

Today we have a guest post from Sol Klein: While not paying in Latin class recently, I started thinking about a phrase I used to hear a lot of back in elementary school, when half of my educational day was conducted in Hebrew and half in English. The phrase is: “כי פתח דלת. לא פתח […]

Also posted in Language 1 Comment

Hebrew question

This is a question I received recently to which I don’t know the answer. Can you help? Can you please tell me something about Hebrew. I want to know if the Hebrew we get in Biblica Hebraica, which I think is based on the masoretic text, used gender specific pronouns. Are references made to he […]

Also posted in Language Comments Off