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אורייתא, ברייתא and היינו are just three common examples of Aramaic words found in Gemara which are commonly pronounced containing the 'ay' (/ai/ei) sound. Of course, this corresponds to Yiddish whose custodians even employ a special digraph: ײַ. The question is: are those words, and many others, being pronounced correctly?

I'll concede that I don't ask this question out of innocence and that I'm entertaining a hunch as to the correct answer to this question. Still, I'd love to hear what other people think before I share what I suspect.

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    I suppose your hunch is in line with your display name.
    – Adám
    Jul 31 '13 at 23:11
  • Well, to date I haven't heard anyone pronounce that 'bar urayn'. Yet.
    – Bar Uryan
    Aug 1 '13 at 0:53
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My fellow yeshiva bachur studied Aramaic intensely, and could hold a fluent conversation (if he had anybody to speak with). He said it should be אוֹרִייַתָא.

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