Thursday, June 03, 2004

y et eeve

I ave a et eeve hat I ould ike o hare ith ou.

gain, nd gain, I ncouneter he ebrew ord "netz," nd rom he ontext t's lear hat he riter eans unrise. his s ot orrect. A netz s n eagle. unrise s hanetz. ee ow nnoying -nd onfusing t an e - hen he irst etter of a ord s ropped?

By way of explanation, and I'll write normally now, the letter hay in "henetz" is _not_ a hay ha-y'dia (an article, like the word "the" in English) but part of the word itself (as in heter, heset, hebet, hekesh, etc.) Incidently, the word often appears with a segol, ie: henetz, which gramamtically speaking, might make more sense.