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[HANASHIR:5191] Re: Kol Han'shamah pronounciation

Just when Dan wants to "call the whole thing off", I feel I should add
my 2 cents worth. All grammatical debates about "shva" aside, the
spelling nishamah (with the letter "i") has led a whole bunch of folks
to sing the song as, "kol hanishamah(knee-shamah), which is clearly the
wrong pronounciation. This spelling can also be confused with the Hebrew
vowel "chirik" (the ee or ih sound),which is a full vowel sound; unlike
the sh'va, a stop, as written in the Hebrew. These are two reasons I
suggest saying and writing other versions than with the "i". Best
regards, laura harari

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