|Subject:||Re: Pronunciation of 'Talitha'|
|Author:||Daividh (guest, 188.8.131.52)|
|Date:||April 21, 2001 at 10:05:21 PM|
|Reply to:||Pronunciation of 'Talitha' by Bill|
In the quoted passage, "Talitha" appears to be not a name but an Aramaic word meaning "little girl".
King James's Biblical translators back in the first decade of the 1600's were a pretty impressive and sharp bunch of scholars, and if they decreed it was pronounced TAL-ith-a, I'm far from qualified to deny it.
Personally, I think the word sounds best with a first-syllable emphasis in any case. But hey -- any Aramaic scholars out there among the usual suspects?
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