OT : Hebrew Translation
|From:||Jean Luc Bengler <jlbengler@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 26, 2002, 8:44|
Vendredi 15 novembre 2002 à 14:24:58
Daniel Andreasson danielandreasson@SWIPNET.SE a écrit :
> A person on another list was wondering what the below
> translates to. A week has passed and noone has replied
> to him, so I thought I'd ask you guys.
> > Layla-tov! Ani mitbeir evri tov! Babai qatseem bahayl
> > hatout'haneem negid matoseen! Ve hanninni nikhnas
> > ve'youshayvit 'al-hashoulhaal!
> I hope it means something normal and not something
> totally un-PC. Sorry in advance if it does. The asking
> person isn't known to be too PC. He is however known
> from a docusoap. :/
> ||| daniel
Well, I've been on Unilang forum to ask for a
translation and got it quite quickly from Lynch,
an Israeli who lives in Netanya.
I give you his message in extenso : as he's a
native hebrew speaker, I think we can trust him!
Lynch wrote :
Yes, this is perfect hebrew, only written like crap with
many consonants swapped, this is what happens when some
one thinks english is phonetic! I have warned about
With a little imagination I came up with the complete
meaning of the phrases:
Layla-tov! = Perfect hebrew for "Good night"
Ani mitbeir evri tov! = Should be: Ani medaber ivrit
I speak hebrew (quite) well
Babai qatseem bahayl hatout'haneem negid matoseen!
= Should be: Bah bai katsin becheil atotchanim neged
Bah bai = Bah bye
katsin = commanding officer
becheil atotchanim = in the canioneers
neged metosim = against airplanes
All together: Bah bye officer in the canioneers, which
fight against the airplanes.
Ve hanninni nikhnas ve'youshayvit 'al-hashoulhaal!
= Should be: Ve ineni nichnas veyoshevet al ashulchan
Ve = And
ineni = biblical form of "I"
nichnas = enter (1st person singular masculine)
veyoshevet = and sit (1st person singular feminine)
- this conjugation is wrong, as it does not coincide with
the former verb.
al ashulchan = on the table.
All together: And I enter (the room) and sit on the
Total text: I speak hebrew (quite) well. Bah bye officer
in the canioneers, which fight against the airplanes.
And I enter (the room) and sit on the table.
Okay, whomever wrote this was tought hebrew either by
himself/herself or by a tutor, he/she speaks english as
another language and is quite a begginer... still
confusing the letters of some sounds.
I believe somebody tought her/him hebrew over the
internet, and she/he got it all basicaly well, but still
with many lethal mistakes.
The israeli person who tought this person hebrew was in
the army, serving with the unit that employes cannons. It
seems this is the farewell message between these
This is all rather imaginary, based on the text as much
as I can... I still do not know why the person wrote "I"
in such a biblical form.
Gagne une PS2 ! Envoie un SMS avec le code PS au 61166
(0,35 Hors coût du SMS)