RE: [bbshop] Re: Is-ry-el ?
- My wife's family speaks fluent Hebrew, and they pronounce it "Yis-rah-ell".
Director, Montclair, NJ
Bass, Big Apple Chorus
>From: "garsinger" <garsinger@...>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [bbshop] Re: Is-ry-el ?
>Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2007 19:49:47 -0000
>I've always assumed it was an attempt to do a "Hebrew-ish"
>pronunciation of the word. I'm not familiar with conversational
>Hebrew as it's currently spoken in Israel, but in modern "American
>Prayerbook Hebrew", I most often hear it pronounced either "Yees-rah-
>ell" or "Yees-roy-ell" (with a slight roll of the "r").
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Keith Richmond <keithr386@...> wrote:
> > Actually it is often sung that way. Another example is in "O come
> > come Emmanuel".
> > Keith R
> > Joe Johnson wrote:
> > >
> > > I have always wondered why, in "The First Noel", the
>word "Israel" is
> > > traditionally pronounced "Is-ry-el". We don't say it that way any
> > > other time, so why do we say that way in this particular song?
> > >
> > > JOE JOHNSON
> > > House of Joseph Music
> > > http://www.bbsmusic.com <http://www.bbsmusic.com>
> > >
> > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> > >
> > >
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- Huh??? Are you the "Mr. T" of TV fame etc??
If so you forgot to show us your police badge.
Threads will die when people have no more they want to say.
Until we have definitive answers or suggestions, or we give up
on getting same, the thread SHOULD go on.
Where did you come up with this state of flux on spelling and
pronunciation anyway??? Does that mean "erl" is OK in place of "oil"?
"youse" instead of "you" (Y'all for our Southern members), etc.??
Or do you prefer something like ebonics which is an outgrowth of that
kind of thinking/
Sorry but it's end of summer blues for me.
At 9/2/2007 03:13 PM, T wrote:
>Sorry, but it's about time to end this thread. There have been some
>interesting observations and links, but one thing you have to keep in mind.
>Language, spelling, and pronunciation, is constantly in flux. There is no
>correct way. The word has been in existance for more than 3,000 years.
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- Hey Joe,
Look at the bright side ??? only 3 more months till
SANTA JOE !!!! :)
ERIC G PHILLIPS
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