Re: Terkel or Terkiel? Help with two matzevos #poland


David Shapiro
 

When writing non-Hebrew names in Hebrew documents (and a matzeva is called a document for this) there are halachic rules for spelling the vowels. An 'ayin' represents a soft 'e' (a segol) for Ashkenazim (Sefarim have different rules of spelling). There is only a minor difference in the pronunciation of the names in the two pictures. In the left picture there is an 'e' sound between the 'k' and the 'l'. In the right picture the sound between those two letters is slurred.

David Shapiro
Jerusalem

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