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12:43 Jan 15, 2002
Hebrew to English translations [Non-PRO]
Hebrew term or phrase: suspended pearl of ice
how do i pronounce/say this term in hebrew? need for my wife..please

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5 +1ha-levana hi pninat-kerakh tluyaJohn Kinory
5It's in the wrong placeJohn Kinory



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It's in the wrong place


(a) this is not Hebrew > English, but E>H

(b) you already posted this, and a reply given.

John Kinory
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ha-levana hi pninat-kerakh tluya

Maybe it wasn't you - in which case, a strange coincidence :-)

Here it is again:

the moon is a suspended pearl of ice =

ha-levana hi pninat-kerakh tluya

ha-levana = the moon (fairly literary - see below)

hee = is (f.)

pninat- = pearl of

kerakh = ice

tluya = suspended


'levana' is a poetic term for the moon (feminine). There is also 'yare'akh', the most common term (m.) and 'sahar' (poetic, m.).

You could say:

ha-sahar hu pninat-kerakh tluya (or: merakhefet = floating); maybe also add at the end 'ba-shamayim' = in the sky.

As you can see, the word order is different in Hebrew. In addition, you don't bother with the indefinite article 'a' in Hebrew.

As to pronunciation, here is where the stress goes:

ha-levaNA hi pniNAT-KErakh tluYA


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John Kinory
Local time: 15:22
PRO pts in pair: 4

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agree  Sue Goldian: I agree again but I do NOT believe in coincidences like this one. Something very strange is going on here!
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