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Re: Hebrew vs. Ivrit - Eh?? (was: Re: Betreft: Re: Steg's wonderful .sig (and a question))

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 1999, 15:25
On Sun, 7 Nov 1999 00:18:51 EST Josh Roth <Fuscian@...> writes:
> >What did they mean by that?
> Isn't Hebrew sometimes used to refer exclusively to Ancient Hebrew > and Ivrit > to Modern?
> Josh Roth >
I've never heard of that....and it would only work in English (or other non-Hebrew languages). In Hebrew, they're just Ivrit. You can be specific, and say Ivrit haMiqra (Biblical), Ivrit shel Hhazal (Rabbinic period), Ivrit shel Yemei-haBeinayim (Medieval), or Ivrit Modernit (Modern). But "ivrit" is just plain "hebrew", as i've always seen it used in other languages also. -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ Get the Internet just the way you want it. Free software, free e-mail, and free Internet access for a month! Try Juno Web: