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
> 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
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."