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Re: OT: Bargoens (Was: Re: OT: Programmed/Hand made music (was: Random word generators (was Re: Worthwhile Engelang Goal)))

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, June 10, 2005, 14:58
On Jun 9, 2005, at 11:33 PM, René Uittenbogaard wrote:
> I love Bargoens - I remember how funny it was to hear that the pointing > stick used for reading the Torah scroll (ending in a hand) is called a > "yad" - the word "jat" /jAt/ being Dutch slang for "hand" :)
|yad| in Hebrew means "hand", so the pointer-with-a-hand-shaped-tip is simply called "hand" after its shape :) .
> Or to hear that the word "tof" ("cool", "neat") is the same word as > used > in the book Genesis, where it says "God looked at the light and saw > that > it was good (apparently "toob/tauw")." :) > De mazzel, > René
_tov_ /t>o:b/ [t>o:v], in Classical Hebrew. -Stephen (Steg) "my suggestion... sleep next to garlic" ~ e