21 September, 2006

Parson's Hebrew Tutor


I have found a Hebrew Tutorial that I think will help me with my studies. I am also receiving private tutoring from Dr. Bilkes who is a master of these Semetic languages. I am having a difficult time with it though. Semetic languages are strange because there is NOTHING recognizable about them at all.

When I began Greek it was a bit easier since there is a lot of similarity between Greek and English roots. If you saw that Big Fat Greek Wedding you can recall that everything goes back to Greek.

.llew sa gnisufnoc etiuq era sretcarahc eht dna sdrawkcab si ti ecnis werbeH ot kcab seog gnihton tuB

4 comments:

Droll Flood said...

You could always go the route the older reformers went and learn from a rabbi of the learned sort.
Hey...you could even read their commentaries. Vermigli was well versed in Hebrew and the Jewish texts.

Notliberal said...

Vicdaisc dinecumf domestica manica meincuf. Oh wait, that's yiddish...

Anonymous said...

Wenn sie auf Yiddish sprechen, ich mochte zu dich schlagen. Es ist meinen Deutscheblut, ich errate.

John Dekker said...

Semetic languages are strange because there is NOTHING recognizable about them at all.

Indeed. Apart from Biblical names, the only Hebrew words that are the same in English that I've come across so far are saq and saphir. There must be others, though - can anyone add to the list?