Our next lecture is on December 6 at 11 am

Arabic Hebrew:  An introduction to how modern Israelis really speak with Jonathon Orr-Stav

Modern Hebrew is based on biblical Hebrew – but with extra storeys: some are imports from other languages and form part of the official modern language, but some are imports from Palestinian Arabic, and used colloquially. This unofficial Arabic Hebrew is very extensive, and such an integral part of everyday speech that most Israelis are usually unaware of its existence. Anyone seeking to gain a true understanding of modern spoken Hebrew must acquaint themselves with this aspect of Hebrew that does not appear in any siddur or Hebrew language textbook. In this talk, Jonathan will review  the most important Arabic Hebrew terms of everyday language, including meanings, origins, examples, and uniquely, a graphic demographics profile. A 15 minute Q&A session is available after the talk. Email us to pre-register.


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