שדרות - pronunciation

  • Drink

    Senior Member
    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    Is shderot a common mispronunciation? I can imagine that people might connect it with shidra.
     

    Abaye

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    Is shderot a common mispronunciation? I can imagine that people might connect it with shidra.
    If we can trust Google, 188,000 results for Shderot Rothschild vs. 408,000 results for Sderot Rothschild.
    Where I grew up it's always shderot. This could be a great Shibboleth.

    The Israeli Waze GPS app offers it:
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    And an old sign:
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    Drink

    Senior Member
    English - New England, Russian - Moscow
    Fascinating. I always thought those transliterations must have come from English speakers who didn't know Hebrew as well.
     
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