[Spellyans] gawas 'to get'

Hewitt, Stephen s.hewitt at unesco.org
Thu Sep 8 09:39:45 BST 2011

Well, yes and no. The written consonants are rigorously preserved, even
where they have fallen together in the dominant Ashkenazi pronunciation.
But plene spelling, making wide use of yod and waw (vav) for i/e and o/u
vowels respectively, originally meant as an aid to learners, is
increasingly being used in everyday materials..., and this is not
traditional at all.





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The pronunciation, lexicon and syntax of Israeli Hebrew are heavily
deSemitised and indeed Europeanised.

The spelling of Israeli Hebrew on the other hand is that of Biblical and
Rabbinical Hebrew.


On 2011 Gwn 8, at 09:31, Ray Chubb wrote:

1.     Is it valid to invent spellings for a language that can only be
revived from the written records?  How much invention is there in modern



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