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Re: CHAT: "Steg" (was: Re: boustrophedon and conculture of Re: yet another romance)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Thursday, January 6, 2000, 19:47
On Thu, 6 Jan 2000 16:46:55 -0000 And Rosta <a.rosta@...> writes:
> This is the most flattering, though one or two of the others should > also > serve, should you decide upon a career as a rapper. On the other > hand, they > would, I speculatively caution, constrain you, should it be a career > as a > rabbi that you decide upon, to synagogues of only the most liberal > of > leanings.
> --And.
. Actually, a few times i've considered legally (or at least usagely) changing my name from my English name to my Hebrew name, Tzvi-hersh. Tzvi or maybe ['tsIvi] (with /I/ = barred-i) for short. But i decided that it would be too much of a hassle, and people who aren't used to intial /ts/ would have too hard of a time trying to pronounce it, let alone spell it! And "Stephen" is already hard enough to get people to spell correctly. The way i write Tzvi-hersh isn't even a valid spelling! When my parents named me, they spelled the _hersh_ part with a 3ayin, representing Yiddish /e/, instead of a yud, for /i/. Not that it really matters, since Americans usually pronounce Hersh/Hirsh/Hirsch just like "heard" with a /S/ instead of /d/, so the exact vowel doesn't matter. And anyway, i already decided that if i do anything musical, it would be to form a band called Livyata'n (acute over that A). :-) -Stephen (Steg...*nothing* involving horses!) "survival is insufficient."