Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: PS- Passover and Easter , Pe'saj and Pascua

From:Eric Christopherson <eric@...>
Date:Sunday, December 27, 1998, 8:04
Steg Belsky wrote:
> >Is that a strange sound to you? Around here, it would be /p&sovr=/. > >Doesn't sound strange to me. However, I don't like the sound of > >"Pesach" if it is accented on the first syllable. I always thought it > >was on the second, but the Spanish version would seem to show > >otherwise. > > It's not the [E@] / [e@] sound itself which sounds strange to me, it > sounds strange used in the word "Passover"....probably because it's a > very English-language sound put onto a Jewish holiday. Pesach is > pronounced (depending on the accent) ['pesax] or ['pesaH], just in case > it sounded weird to you because of using a [tS] sound for the {ch}.
I always figured it was /pe'sax/ for some reason. That sounds good to me. :D I think I'm just more used to hearing Hebrew words with final accent.