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Rastoff
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« on: September 15, 2019, 05:36:43 PM »

OK, we know the nick name of the Tavor is the Hebrew Hammer. It's this in written form: האמר עברי
I can't vouch for the accuracy of those characters. It's from Google Translation.

I want to learn how to say it.

To that end, I've learned that "hammer" is pronounced pateesh. Easy enough. So, how do you say "Hebrew" in Hebrew?

Yeah, I know this may be silly, but I'd still like to know how to say it.
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2019, 07:44:36 PM »

Call your local temple, I'm sure they can give you the real pronunciation of 2 words.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 10:31:11 AM »

Look up Judah Maccabee (Judah the Hammer) on Wikipedia.
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 10:53:11 AM »

Tavor is the modern translation of Tabor...in reference to Mount Tabor...
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2019, 09:53:56 PM »

The Hebrew you have translated is a little out of context.

“Hebrew” in the actual language is pronounced (transliterating here) ee-vree as a verb (what you have there) as in to speak Hebrew. The noun form, like in Hebrew hammer, is pronounced ee-vreet, or עִברִית

Hammer as you have it spelled out is how one would pronounce the word “hammer” if it were written in Hebrew, so essentially the Hebrew version of what I just did above but the other way around. Hammer as a noun has several different words that could qualify as hammer. As you mentioned earlier, פַּטִישׁ would be the noun, pronounced pah-teesh.

Hebrew is read from right to left, so in theory, it would look like פַּטִישׁ עִברִית, or “Hammer of Hebrew.”

Now the translation won’t be direct because just linking two words up like we do in English doesn’t equal context in the same way, so I’m sure I’m missing some slang here that would make more sense to an Israeli than this does, but hopefully that helps!
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 12:42:10 AM »

Thanks
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