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I have heard that there are, in theory, 22 different ways to pronounce the Divine four-letter Name (Yud Key Vav Key) of Hashem and that the one correct way to say the Name has been lost. How did that happen?

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The whole story is a gemara in Kiddushin 4th perek on an amud alef. –  Double AA Mar 1 '13 at 2:40
    
@DoubleAA Did you mean ע"א א? (If you were being deliberately circumspect for some reason, feel free to delete my comment). –  Fred Mar 1 '13 at 5:30
    
@Fred I hadn't looked it up yet! I just remembered which chavrusa I learned it with, and we learned the fourth perek of kiddushin together. Above I was just posting what I knew for now in case it helped someone. –  Double AA Mar 1 '13 at 6:03
    
@Fred Yep, that's the one. –  Double AA Mar 1 '13 at 6:05
    
@DoubleAA I figured that was more likely. :) –  Fred Mar 1 '13 at 6:10
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