Re: "Schando" for Alexander #austria-czech
Stan Goodman <SPAM_FOILER@...>
On Wed, 30 Nov 2005 05:10:50 UTC, firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Israel)
Stan Goodman < SPAM_FOILER@hashkedim.com > wrote:No, it is unlikely in the extreme that "Moishe" Rabeinu pronounced hisOr maybe Austria and Hungary were at one time a single entity.They weren't, although there were various twists and turns. They
name with a diphthong vowel. Much of the "traditional Ashkenazi
pronunciation" that you mention is the result of having originated in
proximity to Medieval French and German, Indo-European languages with
their own "traditions", lacking phonemes that Semitic languages need.
The Ashkenazi pronunciation of *Resh*, for example, is more like the R
of the French-German border region than anything that occurs in any
Semitic language. To argue that one pronunciation is as authentic as
the other is an extreme example of Political Correctness.
One might as well argue that the Patriarchs (Avrum, YItzik, and
Yankel) spoke Yiddish.
Stan Goodman, Qiryat Tiv'on, Israel
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HERTANU, ABRAMOVICI, LAUER: >from Dorohoi District, Romania
GRISARU, VATARU: >from Iasi, Dorohoi, and Mileanca, Romania
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