Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reader Animadversions

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Hey DovBear you dumb moron....
    Don't you know the plural of lulav is lulavim?

Yes. I got it wrong.  Sometimes our brains betrays us. I haven't fixed it because that post is now the #1 Google search result for "lulavot." Every other result on the page are Judeo-Christian.

Hey DovBear you dumb moron....
    Don't you know that tukki is Hebrew for parrot? A peacock is a tavas

Nope. This time I was right. In modern Hebrew a parrot is a tukki, but I think that must be a relatively recent semantic shift. In biblical Hebrew, the word for peacock is tukki.

1 Kings 10:22
כִּי֩ אֳנִ֨י תַרְשִׁ֤ישׁ לַמֶּ֙לֶךְ֙ בַּיָּ֔ם עִ֖ם אֳנִ֣י חִירָ֑ם אַחַת֩ לְשָׁלֹ֨שׁ שָׁנִ֜ים תָּבֹ֣וא אֳנִ֣י תַרְשִׁ֗ישׁ נֹֽשְׂאֵת֙ זָהָ֣ב וָכֶ֔סֶף שֶׁנְהַבִּ֥ים וְקֹפִ֖ים וְתֻכִּיִּֽים׃

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