By Donald Michael Kraig
The Challenge of Language
As readers probably know, there are specialized words in the LBRP, and in the first section of the LBRP known as the Kabalistic Cross, that are in Hebrew. There are many challenges with pronouncing them “correctly”:
1. Hebrew is at least 2,600 years old and its antecedents are much older. It has evolved over time in sound and appearance. Nobody knows exactly how ancient Hebrew was pronounced.
2. Different areas of the world and different communities pronounced words differently.
3. At least one author has proposed that some words were actually ciphers for other words.
4. Non-trained “linguists” made gross assumptions and errors that continue to this day.
So let’s go through the words and I’ll try to explain how they should be pronounced to the best of my knowledge.