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#147770 - 02/25/06 06:22 PM Shemhamephorash
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Greetings, What is the proper pronunciation of "Shemhamephorash"?

Hail Satan
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#147771 - 02/25/06 06:26 PM Re: Shemhamephorash [Re: Oze]
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Shem - ham - fo - rash.

Being a transliteration, it is phonetic.

As it's written like this in Hebrew:




Yes, it reads right-to-left. That's quite easy to get used to, though. Omission of vowels is often countered by addition of dots and dashes and things, and there are conventions for that, but such is not traditional (being a modern addition, seemingly for the sake of ease of foreigners learning the language, although there is some eclesiastical use as well), nor needed, and I don't tend to bother with them.


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#147772 - 02/25/06 08:04 PM Now you've done it! [Re: Linguascelesta]
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You know that when that word is pronounced correctly the world is supposed to end.

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#147773 - 02/25/06 08:13 PM Re: Now you've done it! [Re: Nemo]
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*gets out His brimstone-proof umbrella*

Hehe. Actually, not far off... It's like "Yahweh" and "Jehovah"; since the vowels aren't written, the clerics put about false rumours that it was this or that, so that people would be able to speak the name, but without accidentally (or intentionally) speaking the name, since they had been fed the incorrect vowels - So I have read from various sources, at least. My own investigations have not been so extensive yet (I'm concentrating on improving My general ability in the language as a whole, first).

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#147774 - 02/25/06 08:18 PM Re: Now you've done it! [Re: Nemo]
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You know that when that word is pronounced correctly the world is supposed to end.

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Shem-ham-fo- *cough-cough-cough*

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#147775 - 02/26/06 01:57 AM Re: Shemhamephorash [Re: Linguascelesta]
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Weird. Never knew this thing 'till now.

It translates "The name of the interperted".
ot "Name of the interperted".

Name - of/the - Interperted
Shem - Ha - Meforash.

At least in modern day hebrew it means that.

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#147776 - 02/26/06 05:47 AM Re: Now you've done it! [Re: Nemo]
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You know that when that word is pronounced correctly the world is supposed to end.




That reminds me of the segment from Night Gallery entitled "Professor Peabody's Last Lesture".
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#147777 - 02/26/06 04:43 PM Re: Shemhamephorash [Re: Oze]
Barb Offline

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[...] "Shemhamephorash"?




Also, the correct spelling is "Shemhamforash"
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#147778 - 02/26/06 05:49 PM Re: Shemhamephorash [Re: Barb]
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Quote:

Quote:

[...] "Shemhamephorash"?




Also, the correct spelling is "Shemhamforash"




Not necessarily, as Linguascelesta pointed out, this is a Hebrew word and the English spelling is just a transliteration.

The Hebrew letter "Fey"* transliterates to "f", however, when translated, it is actually "ph" as in physician.

Well, looks like all those years of hebrew school actually came in usefull, afterall

* I don't think this is the correct spelling, but this is how the name of this letter sounds

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#147779 - 02/27/06 08:53 PM Re: Now you've done it! [Re: LKRice]
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Or Arthur C. Clarke's "The Ten Thousand Names of God".

Don't you just hate it when someone ends the world?

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#147780 - 02/27/06 10:16 PM Re: Now you've done it! [Re: Nemo]
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Or Arthur C. Clarke's "The Ten Thousand Names of God".




I think you mean "The Nine Billion Names of God".

But hey, what's a factor of 900,000 between friends?

-Chess

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#147781 - 02/28/06 10:38 PM By golly you are right! [Re: Chess]
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I simply lost count!

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#147782 - 02/28/06 10:48 PM Re: Evil Dead [Re: Nemo]
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You're killin me with this.....end of the world eh? Now I'm picturing that scene from Army of Darkness when he kept coughing the last words to try and avoid chaos when opening the Necronomicon.
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#147783 - 02/28/06 10:55 PM Re: Now you've done it! [Re: Chess]
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But hey, what's a factor of 900,000 between friends?




Actually, it's a factor of 8 999 990 000. But what's a factor of 8 999 090 000 between friends?
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#147784 - 03/03/06 04:08 PM Re: Evil Dead [Re: Dark_Adept]
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If I remember correctly the words were thingamawhatsit higgeldy-piggeldy?
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