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  1. CAUTION - I am discussing the name of God, so if this is offensive to you please do not read this post. Thank you. In school I was taught that יְהוָֹה is pronounced "yah-way". (I mean as far as how people say it phonetically, I am aware it is spelled "Yahweh"). Like a lot of people, I learned this pronunciation prior to really grasping the vowels. I also know this is a "standard" pronunciation given how it is spoken in debates and such. With that as a preface I was speaking today with a non-religious Israeli who said it was pronounced "yeh-ho-vah." At least part of what he said makes sense given that the ו makes a "v" sound in modern Hebrew, while it made a "w" sound in ancient Hebrew. What caught my attention, however, is that he is using three syllables, not two, as everyone uses. I then started thinking, how are we even getting "yah-way" from the vowels given? Something like "yeh-wah" makes more sense, with both vowels making an "eh" sound. Concerned about the number of syllables, I used the "Speech" function on Accordance, and it said "yeh-ho". Yeh-ho? I was surprised at this "Speech" option since it seems like it needs to end in an "ah" sound because of the ה. So now I have 4 options. 1 - yah-way 2 - yeh-ho-vah 3 - yeh-wah 4 - yeh-ho Does anyone have thoughts? Thank you, Kristin
  2. Does Accordance publish any pronunciation guides for Bible names & places? I have found some help in the pronunciation guides built into Holman Bible Dictionary and Unger's Bible Dictionary, but haven't found any resources dedicated to helping us pronounce Bible names and places correctly. I don't find the audio files in Accordance very helpful for this. I have used Pronouncing Bible Names by W. Murray Severance and That's Easy for You to Say: Your Quick Guide to Pronouncing Bible Names by W. Murray Severance and Terry W. Eddinger for many years and have found them very helpful. The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names by Judson Cornwall and Stelman Smith is also fairly helpful. Does Accordance have any resources like this? Pastor Paul Bautts
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