tlhIngan-Hol Archive: Tue Dec 07 20:07:27 1999
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Re: help with name
>Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 17:54:55 -0500 (EST)
>From: david joslyn <[email protected]>
>On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, malqa wrote:
>Is the "ch" in your Grandmother's name a "he" or a "kapf/qapf"?
>tlhIngan "H" is like the first, whilst tlhIngan "q" is like the
>second (intuitive, neh?).
It's a khaph, "soft" form of kaph, pronounced like Klingon "H" ("he" is
like English "h", and there's also "Het" which in Modern Hebrew is also the
same as Klingon "H").
>Also, I'm not certain 'bout Yiddish, but I know
>that Ashkanazi Jews had two pronounciations for "beth", the second
>("bheth") was an aspirated sound, close to "ve/we". In that case, you
>might use tlhIngan "v" in the first syllable.
Just FYI: true but not relevant. When the beth is initial it's always
"hard" (except in certain settings in a sentence in *Biblical* Hebrew,
wherein phonology conspires to soften it). So it's a b.