[web-devel] Yesod renaming

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Tue Mar 29 20:45:43 CEST 2011

Michael Snoyman wrote:
> As for the "correct" way to pronounce the name: the "e" is from the
> Hebrew vowel "shva", which is known linguistically as a Schwa[1]. The
> "o" is a long vowel, like in "soap". "Y", "s" and "d" are pronounced
> just like they are in English.

A further linguistic note: the informal spoken dialect of modern
Hebrew (the L of the modern Hebrew diglossia) does not have schwa.
It has a simple five-vowel system with a few diphthongs. So
in spoken Hebrew, the pronunciation of the first vowel is
closest to the sound "eh" in English.


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