Your name in hebrew script

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby jaybee » 2009-09-22, 15:02

thanks everyone.
I think i'm going to go with ג'ומאנה
I just wish less letters were necessary. =p It's ok 'cause it's the same amount in English :)

@csjc: Like ILE said, it is a long vowel.
@ILE: /dʒumä:nä/ would be more specific, I think. My name is the same in MSA and colloquial dialects, though in colloquial, sometimes it's /ʒ/ in stead of /dʒ/.. not much of a difference really (unless it's the Egyptian /g/ which I really don't like :P.) Usually, all names are written in the MSA form, but some people, like yourself, like it better when they write their names in the same way they pronounce it (though the majority of names are pronounced the same way in both.) :)
@Strawberry: Thanks for the correction, I gotto pay attention to the shift key :P. And I think this would be my very first self constructed sentence in Hebrew: אני אוהבת תותים :D especially in cheesecake!

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby BezierCurve » 2009-09-22, 15:38

אני אוהבת תותים


Uh la la :lol:
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby jaybee » 2009-09-22, 21:50

BezierCurve wrote:
אני אוהבת תותים


Uh la la :lol:

what, did i say it wrong? =p

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby csjc » 2009-09-22, 22:41

jaybee wrote:
BezierCurve wrote:
אני אוהבת תותים


Uh la la :lol:

what, did i say it wrong? =p


Nahhh it's right. :P
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby BezierCurve » 2009-09-22, 22:52

jaybee wrote:
BezierCurve wrote:
אני אוהבת תותים


Uh la la :lol:

what, did i say it wrong? =p


Not at all, there's just that Stawrberry's post above... :P

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Babelfish » 2009-09-25, 13:06

ברוכה הבאה ג'ומאנה! :welcome:

Regarding the א: it doesn't actually mark a long vowel - the distinction is made by using different vowel marks (מַ is short, מָ is long) and we don't really distinguish them anyway... However, if it were written ג'ומנה then natives might well have read it "Jumna", so keep the א :wink: That's exactly its purpose here, to indicate a vowel since vowel marks are not used (you'll get to the matres lectionis soon enough!)

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby jaybee » 2009-09-29, 22:05

thank you babelfish.
and sorry, my bad. I read stawrberry as strawberry :P

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Babelfish » 2009-10-02, 14:23

You're welcome :D And don't worry about "stawrberry" - there's a circulating e-mail describing a research in some university, which claims that when reading we identify whole words mostly by the first and last letters, so we would'nt easily notice that letters in the middle of words are scrambled...

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Stawrberry » 2009-10-02, 22:19

Babelfish wrote:You're welcome :D And don't worry about "stawrberry" - there's a circulating e-mail describing a research in some university, which claims that when reading we identify whole words mostly by the first and last letters, so we would'nt easily notice that letters in the middle of words are scrambled...


That's exactly why I wrote it like Stawrberry and not like Strawberry. :)

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Kenny » 2009-10-03, 0:22

שלום

Gábor = Gahbor [ga:bor] = גאבור?

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby BezierCurve » 2009-10-03, 0:37

שלום!

Yes, that's correct :)
Theoreticaly you could also spell it as גבור, which means a hero/brave, but is read as "gibor". 8-)
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby csjc » 2009-10-03, 0:47

KennyHun wrote:
Gábor = Gahbor [ga:bor] = גאבור?



Looks good to me. :D

BezierCurve wrote:Theoreticaly you could also spell it as גבור, which means a hero/brave, but is read as "gibor". 8-)


Wouldn't that be convenient if only it was pronounced the same... :P
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby ILuvEire » 2009-10-04, 20:47

גאבור גבור! :D
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Æxylis » 2009-11-02, 22:35

Hello, I heard somewhere that Jonathan is supposed to mean like "gift from God" in Hebrew or something like that. I think it was supposed to be "yehonatayn" or something?
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby csjc » 2009-11-03, 1:33

邪悪歌 wrote:Hello, I heard somewhere that Jonathan is supposed to mean like "gift from God" in Hebrew or something like that. I think it was supposed to be "yehonatayn" or something?
יהונתין?


It's spelt יונתן (shortened form of יהונתן) and just about means "god has given". "Gift from god" is just a nicer way to say it. :)
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Æxylis » 2009-11-03, 1:59

csjc wrote:
邪悪歌 wrote:Hello, I heard somewhere that Jonathan is supposed to mean like "gift from God" in Hebrew or something like that. I think it was supposed to be "yehonatayn" or something?
יהונתין?


It's spelt יונתן (shortened form of יהונתן) and just about means "god has given". "Gift from god" is just a nicer way to say it. :)

swedish... I wonder when þ started coming into use 8-)
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Babelfish » 2009-11-06, 14:07

What þ?

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Jayan » 2010-02-05, 3:31

<þ> --> /θ/ <-- <th>
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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby חַיִּים‎ » 2010-02-10, 12:14

שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם

Please help me with these two names,

Vaszilkó Anita

Zámbó Vaszilkó Balázs

Thanks:)

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Re: Your name in hebrew script

Postby Babelfish » 2010-02-10, 14:27

Sure, just tell us first if anything in them is pronounced differently from English... e.g. "sz" is pronounced differently, isn't it?
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