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Thoughts on Hebrew

800px-shalom

One friend, Howard (one of three men who qualify as the “brothers I never had”), knows some Hebrew. When I finished at college, he signed his photo with the Hebrew phrase “Shalom” (see above; note that in normal everyday Hebrew vowel points aren’t used).

He told me years later I should brush up on Hebrew since Hebrew will be the official language of heaven.

So far, besides English I also speak some Russian, Spanish and a little Mandarin Chinese. I’ve dabbled into Hebrew. Not an easy language to learn. It’s technically written without vowels, making pronunciation tricky for Gentile beginners like me. Then there’s the grammar. Even counting from 1 to 10 can be a challenge since there’s one way for the masculine form and another for the feminine form.

Then there are those fun questions: do I spell using an Aleph or Ayin? Chet or Khof? Kaf or Qof? Tet or Tav? Shamekh or Shin?

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  1. Jason
    January 5, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Blah Blah Blah your rambling again. LOL just kidding but the last part was a little wierd.

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