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What is the hebrew word for root and what is its phoenetic (english language looking) spelling?

Asked by arthritix (25 points ) August 10th, 2010

What is the hebrew word for root and what is its phoenetic (english language looking) spelling? Also would like generation, umbrella, together, village/neighborhood. Thanks!

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occ's avatar

the word for root is shoresh. the plural (roots) shorashim.

janbb's avatar

Generation is dor; together , I believe, is yached or b’yached.

gailcalled's avatar

You are looking for the transliteration from Hebrew to English. (phonetic. )

Phonetic spelling of “generation” would be “jenerashun.”

occ's avatar

gayle is right – you are looking for something called “transliteration” – hebrew words written with english letters, so they can be read by someone who does not read the hebrew alphabet. If you google hebrew and transliteration and translation you can probably find a tool you can use for further searches. In the meantime:

generation = dor, umbrella = mitriyah, together = b’yachad, village = k’far, neighborhood = sh’chunah

gailcalled's avatar

@zenele: That is a site I use a lot, but it translates and does not transliterate.

Thus, “I am happy” turns out to be ”אני שמח.” Now I have to reference the Hebrew Alphabet site, here. remember to work from right to left and struggle through the issue of the vowels.

Is that a “sh” or an “s”? Ech Shema?

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