Re: Hebrew spelling
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 12, 2004, 18:56|
On Sep 12, 2004, at 9:14 PM, David H wrote:
> Thanks! Sorry for all these questions, but I have another few...the
> word "and" is "ve" I believe, but I've heard it pronounced "u" quite a
> times...are there any rules governing which I should use? Also, the
> for the word "le" meaning "to" (in front of nouns, not verbs), I've
> it pronounced "li" infront of a few nouns, for example "li-r'khov" (to
Okay, let's see...
"and" /v@/ is pronounced [u] if:
1. it's followed by another labial consonant: /b/, /p/, /m/, or /v/
2. it's followed by a consonant + /@/ (schwa/sheva')
So for instance:
/v@/ + /vilon/ = [uvilon] "and a curtain"
/v@/ + /r@Hob/ = [ur@Hov] "and a street"
/l@/ turns into [li] under situation #2 above, hence _lirehhov_ "to a
"they were all in love with dying
they were drinking from a fountain
that was pouring like an avalanche
coming down the mountain"
~ 'pepper' by butthole surfers