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Just because I was bored...Qibollach

Since LJ only affords you 150 interests and I've already looked up 24 spellings for caballah... I finally gave up and deleted them all.

I list קבּלה as an interest.

Which I believe as of this posting I'm the only one.

BTW: For those that don't have hebrew characters in their OS I used the word in Hebrew. (I think my spelling is correct :)

And for those really curious:

Spelling
cabala15(13)103(77)
cabalah5(1)23(21)
caballa14(12)
caballah 1(0)9(4)
cabbala 4(3)17(10)
cabbalah 2(1)8(6)
cabballa
cabballah
kabala16(7)71(53)
kabalah13(7)132(113)
kaballa1(0)22(20)
kaballah19(11)210(158)
kabbala19(9)105(68)
kabbalah224(122)423(437)
kabballa4(2)
kabballah4(0)32(29)
kielbasa5(6)81(66)
qabala29(19)172(134)
qabalah54(30)417(400)
qaballa112(11)
qaballah437(28)
qabbala3(2)23(19)
qabbalah20(13)116(90)
qabballa
qabballah
קבּלה3


Overall, listing one of these spellings as an interest:
there's been an increase of 149 groups (50.85%)
There's been an increase of 302 users (17.57%)

NEW: And as for the trends:
How have groups and users changed their interest spelling over the last 2-3 years?

groups kabbalah 102 users kaballah 52
qabalah 24 qabala 38
qabala 10 kabbala 37
kabbala 10 qaballah 28
kabala 9 qabbalah 26
kielbasa -1 kabbalah -14
qaballa -11
qaballah -33
groups % cabalah 400.00% users % caballah 125.00%
kabala 128.57% kabballa 100.00%
kabbala 111.11% cabbala 70.00%
cabbalah 100.00% kabbala 54.41%
kabalah 85.71% kabala 33.96%
kielbasa -16.67% kabbalah -3.20%
qaballah -89.19%
qaballa -91.67%



update: 020070214
Added links to interests.
Updated counts from 020041008
Added My spelling
Showed new trend data from 3 years.


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forgive me for sharpshooting, but perhaps you might find others with that interest if you put it Hebrew-wise [right to left] ? Just a thought :-)

Not sure what OS you are on...

but on mine it is right to left

Re: Not sure what OS you are on...

WinXPPro. Agh, found it -- Opera 7.2 is showing left to right. Netscape 7.2 is showing right to left. Weird... Of course Netscape 4.X doesn't even like the CSS for the theme, big surprise.

and tonight, I even know how to work a computer !!

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that's what I was going to say! hhahahah kielbasa!

I recommend regular expressions: [QCK]ab[b]?al[l]?a[h]?

I haven't checked a dictionary, but I would expect there to be a hei at the end of that word.

But is the 'h' in some transliterations actually pronounced, or is it just part of the 'a' vowel?

Actually, the final hey tends to be an aspiration (breath) at the end of a word. Since Aleph is a silent consonent, it is usually placed to hold a vowel.

I couldn't find any spellings of the work online. but went with QBL since at core hebrew is a 'tri-consonental' language.

It's not pronounced (at least to the ear of a non-native speaker), but Hebrew isn't spelled entirely phonetically. Off hand, I think the only consonants I've seen take vowels in the final position are hei, chaf, and chet. A word ending with lamed and then a vowel doesn't fit that pattern.

Of course, I'm far from a scholar, and I am not currently co-located with a dictionary. So I could easily be wrong.

Checked my Hebrew dictionary. It is indeed קּבלה, with a terminal heh.

Darn it, I typed that beth with a dot in it, but it didn't come out.

I couldn't find any spellings of the work online. but went with QBL since at core hebrew is a 'tri-consonental' language. I figured the simple QBL would be the root.

Re: To heh or not to heh

(Anonymous)
The Hebrew word ends with a heh in Hebrew today, and probably always did.

Anyone reading the letters that you wrote would pronounce it kabal, not knowing that the last syllable is there. Functionally, the final H allows readers to know that there's more to the word.

I don't know how the word was written by the first speakers of it. But since it's pronunced with three syllables,and the only records we do have spell it that way, it makes sense to do so as well.

--An interested reader

You say "K"-balah
I say, "C"-balah
You say "Q"-balah
I say "QOTH BETH LAMED HOD"

K-balah, C-balah
Q-balah, QOTH BETH LABEN HOD
Let's call the whole thing off!

LJ would let you edit comments.

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