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Re: Idiolects

From:Y.Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2002, 7:19
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From: Josh Roth <Fuscian@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 6:09 AM
Subject: Re: Idiolects

> (skip) > > Means that you sound different (and more authentic, if they said it in a
> way) than the average Hebrew speaker :-) There definitely are different > "registers" of Hebrew for me. For example, in Hebrew class I pronounce my
> uvularly, since the teacher's Israeli and I'm trying to have a good
> accent. But if I'm reading something in synagogue I would never do
> it's just not what's done there! Unless someone is Israeli or lived in
> for a long time, the normal thing is to use a distinctly American accent > there, with an American 'r', though at least we distinguish /E/ from /e/.
> only time I pronounce pharyngeal anything is when I'm singing along to > Yemenite music (as well as in Structure of Arabic class the other day,
> we had our phonetics lesson). > > Josh Roth
Absolutely agreed!!! I myself use different "registers" of Hebrew in differents situations (which my wife finds confusing, though she is a linguist too. So, if I recite a blessing in an Ashkenazi manner [...b@,soir@"sExo...], she says: Amen, but stop hissing.) That's the life, folks :-))) Yitzik