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Old 12-23-2005, 06:57 PM   #11
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Happy Chanukah! Best of wishes!
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:51 AM   #12
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Hey GB, latkes are starting to poor out of my ears, and we have not had a big selebration just yet. It is planned for tomorow night at my huse some 35 close friends are comming. i'm making latkes, and if I'm lucky and the recipe works I have Russian Blini in the works (or whatever the saying is?).
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:56 AM   #13
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Charlie I know what you mean. I feel like I am turning into one big latka LOL.
My mom made then on Sunday and this morning she told me the house still smells of them (and probably will until the new year).

Good luck with your celebration Charlie. 35 people is a lot
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:31 PM   #14
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quick question: why is hannukah sometimes spelled with a c, sometimes without? i thought only hockey players from montreal did that c-h thing...
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:40 PM   #15
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There are about a million ways to spell it. Channuka, Channukah, Hanuka, Hanukah, etc. As far as I know, there is not one correct way, but I could be wrong
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:05 PM   #16
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either way you spell it... have a happy one !!
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:11 PM   #17
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Sorry to say GB, but you are wrong. There are letters in foreign languages that other foreigners cannot pronounce i. e. in this case. The letter of Hebrew alphabet that Chanukah starts with is very hard to pronounce for Americans for whatever reason, just as “TH” combination is impassible for me to pronounce, it either comes out as “C”, “S” or “Z”, but not “TH”. So it is the same here, the “CH” sounds is kind of the one you make when you have to clear the throat when something stock there, the closest one to the sound one should make is “H” sound. The first one represent letter Chet, the latter one represent letter Hey of Hebrew alphabet, two completely different sounds and using the second one you completely change the meaning of the word. So now, try to clear your throat as if there is something stock in the back of it. CHCHCHCHanuka, here you go. The only reason it is spelled the way it is because people can’t pronounce the letter, just like in the name Hannah, in Hebrew, and yes, it is Hebrew name, it should be spelled CHannah. Okay, did I confuse everybody enough because I can go on?
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:32 PM   #18
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I respectfully disagree Charlie. While you are right in just about everything you said in that post, I do not agree that people spell it with an H because they can not pronounce it correctly. How hard something is to pronounce does not affect how it is spelled. In Hebrew there is only one way to spell it (as far as I am aware), but in English since it is a translation, there are many different ways. Just as a girl can be named Karen, Caren, or Karyn they are all pronounced the same way. If someone spells it Hannuka it should still be pronounced with the throat clearing CH sound.
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Old 12-28-2005, 01:40 PM   #19
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Here is an interesting page that shows just some of the many ways to spell it. Talk about confusion
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Old 12-28-2005, 02:37 PM   #20
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... If someone spells it Hannuka it should still be pronounced with the throat clearing CH sound.
You right there, unfortunately people do not pronounce it corectly, especially when they see "H".
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