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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You better believe it. A three-step removal from the original is not a good way to retain pronunciation. ^_^
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed it is not. I think people would have a heart-attack if you tried to tell them that it's NOT pronounced Ray-hab.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I consider myself agnostic, in so far as, I don't really adhere to any one faith. I believe that we, as imperfect humans, cannot fully understand what is or isn't out there until we pass. I believe in the possibility of there being a God, and even pray at times, but I truly don't believe any one religion is "right," per say.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aw man...and here Squee thought Squee could get away with not reading any Twilight books, but now that it's apparently scripture... Laughing

Also, when pronouncing any Hebrew name, always remember that it's far more guttural than English Wink Well, in general, just don't pronounce any other language like English. We have such horrible vowels like like 'a' as in 'ape' that just don't exist in most other languages Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's because 'a' in 'ape' is actually two vowels... ah, the wonders of diphthongs. ^_^
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta love those Anglo-Saxon roots. ^^
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've got Anglo-Saxon roots!

...but the rest of our hair is French...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squeeself wrote:
Aw man...and here Squee thought Squee could get away with not reading any Twilight books, but now that it's apparently scripture... Laughing

Also, when pronouncing any Hebrew name, always remember that it's far more guttural than English Wink Well, in general, just don't pronounce any other language like English. We have such horrible vowels like like 'a' as in 'ape' that just don't exist in most other languages Razz


I disagree. I love English for all of its interesting sounds. We're severally lacking in some areas, though. No proper 'ayn or ch or double s, for example. As for the 'a' sound, Asa is correct. In front of many words that start with vowels is a glottal stop that isn't marked in English.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need a glottal stop character.[/off-topic]
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ʔ

Here you go! Glottal stop, right there. *nod nod*
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

way cool! I just finished an Asian Religions class and I'm thinking about becoming a religious studies major. This is fabulous ^^

I have a question for you, what is your take on the necessity for "pure religion"? What I mean, is whatever religion you subscribe to, how important do you think it is to follow the rules of that faith hard and fast, or would you call your beliefs more of a mix of many bits and pieces?

I, for example, was raised Catholic and say Catholic when asked. But I'm scarcely catholic at all, I've got substantial buddhist elements thrown in as well as a bunch of things I've more or less made up so far as I can tell. Kierkegaard says some really interesting things regarding this sort of "customizing" of religions.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really believe in following rules so rigidly. I think it's rather frightening, and I have difficulty understanding why some put so much stock into that. Even as a child in church, I never really thought anyone actually believed that stuff. It seemed like a game that everyone just played.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do. The rules are there for a reason, and I believe that the world was created for the sake of those rules. So if I don't follow the rules, if nobody follows the rules... the world is unmade.

Now, that doesn't mean the rules are for everybody. But those to whom the rules apply should follow them as they were meant to be followed.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 2:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that rules are there for a reason and should be followed as well as one is able. It's impossible to be "perfect" to follow all the rules all the time, people only mess up, and that's ok. Some of the rules I would say only apply to certain people for whatever reason, but for the majority, they're mostly all the same.
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