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Subject: Re: Pronunciation of 'Talitha'
Author: Daividh   (guest, 209.209.173.202)
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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