Author Topic: Spelling that makes you cringe  (Read 104914 times)

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1025 on: April 28, 2021, 09:01:01 pm »

fboab

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1026 on: April 28, 2021, 09:12:24 pm »
Frrybttn


That's how it's pronounced anyway, isn't it? It's phonics for financial services. Ay-brrr-d'n.
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ian

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1027 on: April 28, 2021, 09:22:06 pm »
I blame the Jews.

yeah, yeah, pedants, Arabic too, and I know nikud isn't just something you get in the bedroom.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1028 on: April 28, 2021, 09:39:02 pm »
nikud is a dot or tittle.
That's the point innit?

Nikudim are both vowels & punctuation, I think.

ian

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1029 on: April 28, 2021, 09:41:51 pm »
If I recall they're diacritics in Hebrew used to signify vowels (I don't think standard Arabic bothers). I learned something from my ex (not proper Jewish, her mother was a lapsed Mennonite, complex family, oh the stories I could tell).

Someone cleverer than me will be along in a moment to correct me. It was a shit joke though, so I wasn't passing it up. I'm here all week, people.
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hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1030 on: April 28, 2021, 10:33:02 pm »
They are. Ham is a more learned scholar here (and I think he also knows Arabic).

Hebrew has diacritics as vowels for beginners and in the classical Hebrew of prayer books, where is also sometime Aramaic.

Modern Hebrew mostly does without.

Giraffe

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1031 on: April 29, 2021, 05:51:59 pm »
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

citoyen

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1032 on: April 29, 2021, 06:28:42 pm »
Or Kamara, perhaps?
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1033 on: May 07, 2021, 12:58:53 am »
A placard in the Happy Swedish Halls Of Joy the other day advised me that $PLÅTË makes a pratical lid for the matching BØWL.  Right next to the checkouts.  Although it’s [“The Death of the Soul” – Mr Sunshine] so no-one else will have noticed.
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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1034 on: May 07, 2021, 10:22:04 am »
Life is too important to be taken seriously.

hellymedic

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Re: Spelling that makes you cringe
« Reply #1035 on: May 07, 2021, 01:11:35 pm »
Harrow Times online today: HUGE flashy advert fora water softner...