Monday, 13 July 2009

Hebrew and dry retching

I figure if you want to be a Bible teacher you have to have a go at learning Hebrew. I was sick when I first had a chance to do it and so had to pull out. But now that I've finished a bit of church history study, I'm going to have a proper go at it.

I'm using George Athas' and Ian Young's Elementary Biblical Hebrew: An Introductory Grammar and I am up to page 8. I particularly appreciate that the 16th of the 22 consonants, "'dyin", (although how 'aleph' is a consonant is like, come on) is described as a "dry retching sound".

Try it with me now, my friends.

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