tom klein <bossman@...>
i would expect the jews of prague
to have spoken yiddish at the time
the stones were put up, so the correct
question is "how would you spell this name in yiddish?".
(the spelling rules for yiddish are significantly
different >from hebrew, by the way.)
also, the "-itz" ending may actually have been pronounced
"itch", which could affect the spelling.
my only knowledge of yiddish is >from a couple
of semesters in elementary school,
so i can't be of much more help.
tom klein, toronto
pz> Subject: Hebrew spelling of surname UTITZ From:
pz> Zimmer-Luedinghausen@t-online.de (Peter Zimmer) Date: 28 Aug 2002
pz> 17:20 GMT X-Message-Number: 14
pz> Hi list,
pz> I am trying to look up a name of my ancestors >from Prague in Simon
pz> Hook's book *Die Familien Prags*. This book is in written in Hebrew
pz> and shows the tombstone inscriptions of the Old Jewish Cemetery in
pz> Prague. The name I am looking for is UTITZ. I have tried various
pz> possibilities but cannot find it. It should be in the book because
pz> UTITZ is an old Prague name.
pz> I tried Alef, vav, tet, yud, tzadi but without success. I also
pz> tried Ayin as the first letter without success, too. Does anybody
pz> know the name and its Hebrew spelling.
pz> Thank you Peter Zimmer M=FCnster Germany
pz> I am researching BRANDEIS UTITZ KATZ POHL LANG KAUDERS SCHMELKES