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In respect to Nochum/Nachum, Yerachmiel/Yerachm'el, Yerucham/Yerocham, and Tuviah/Toviah, my personal experience has been that people are lazy and would rather botch up the name with a vowel that's easier to pronounce than to say it properly. Try it for yourself: it's much easier to say a /uh/ sound than /ō/ or /ah/ - it requires less effort since you don't ...


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The question asks how to pronounce G-d's name. I understand the question to identify “ G-d's name” with the tetragrammaton. But it is forbidden to pronounce the tetragrammaton. Shulchan Oruch Orach Chaim 5 (1) says יכוין בברכות פירוש המלות כשיזכיר השם יכוין פירוש קריאתו (ב) כאדנות שהוא אדון הכל וכ׳ One should concentrate when saying ...


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The difference of the plural ending is due to the dual form, which "adds" a syllable in the plural form in both modern and Biblical Hebrew. Thus nouns such as hands, ears, etc., have a dual form, since they are things that occur in pairs. In regard to Biblical Hebrew, Waltke and O'Connor (1990) note the following. Please note the last paragraph at the bottom,...



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