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Subject: Re: mis-pronounced name
Author: Anneza   (guest, 155.232.250.35)
Date: February 27, 2006 at 10:42:42 PM
Reply to: mis-pronounced name by talithag
When I speak English, I say TAL i tha, like Tabitha with an L. But in Afrikaans (where it is quite popular) we say ta LEE ta; no -th- sound. Different modern languages use different pronunciations, depending on their different systems.

What it sounded like in ancient Aramaic is another matter ... but since the -th- sound is rare, I rather wonder if a -t- in the last syllable might not be more likely.

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