If you're an average Joe you probably know Samson's riddle (Judges 14:14) as: "Out of the eater, something to eat. Out of the strong, something sweet." or something like that. Most English translations rhyme the [eat/meat] with [sweet]. But what about the original? [more inside]
When you transliterate from English to Hebrew, how do you determine the "S" for names? [more inside]
In Korean, the words for 'mom' and 'dad', respectively, are umma and appa. In Hebrew (maybe other Semitic languages, too), they are ima and abba. Is there a link between Korean (maybe other east Asian languages?) and the Semitic languages?
Is $720 for a semester of language learning a reasonable price in the Boston area? [more inside]
When will the iPad fully support Hebrew? [more inside]
I'm at different levels in three different languages I'm learning (French, Hebrew, Russian/Lithuanian). How to proceed in each? [more inside]
I found an old parchment scroll while looking through my old family papers. There is Hebrew written in black ink on it, and it is dated 1896. [more inside]
Language/Hebrew Baby Name Help -- What would be a good Hebrew name for a girl to honor a deceased relative named Irene? [more inside]
I need to learn Biblical Hebrew, to a level of someone studying it for 4 university terms (2 years of one course/term) really really fast. If you've taken Biblical Hebrew in undergraduate or graduate studies, what textbooks did you use? [more inside]
How do I pronounce the gutturals in Hebrew and Arabic? [more inside]
How do i fix typing in the wrong language (forgetting to Alt+Shift before typing) without retyping the whole thing? [more inside]
Does anyone have any tips or strategies to help in learning a new language when living in a foreign country but not doing a formal study program? [more inside]
A few years back, an older Israeli man told me that my daughter's name, Kameya, meant "good luck charm" in ancient Hebrew. Was he just pulling my leg? [more inside]
Help an Anglo guy get by in Hebrew and Arabic [more inside]
What's the correct way to write Machsom in Hebrew?
Does anyone know of a good word frequency list for learning modern Hebrew? [more inside]
Recommended resources for learning Hebrew not-from-scratch? [more inside]
(Free) Unicode-compatible Hebrew modern handwriting fonts [more inside]
I've just started studying Hebrew (the class has a focus on "Biblical Hebrew"), and I'm looking for some additional resources outside of class. Does anyone know of software, internet sites, or books that might be helpful in learning a language so different from English? So far the class hasn't been too bad, but I'd like to do additional learning at home.