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Hello, Amir - nice seeing you here! (I just joined a few hours ago to do some necessary maintenance in ZU.) I'd appreciate your clarifying your reversal of my recent edit: I'd understood that Hebrew doesn't permit prefixing the preposition "from" (as the letter [mem]) to the definite article attached to a noun, i.e. מן המניין rather than מהמניין. It's a fact my formal study of Hebrew ended decades ago and never got beyond an intermediate level, so perhaps I'm mistaken. -- Deborahjay (talk) 13:56, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Deborahjay (talk)13:56, 12 March 2018


Thanks for joining! It's supremely awesome that you're taking care of Zulu translations!

As for your question: No, there's nothing wrong about using מ־ before an article. It's much more common to use מ־ than מן in modern Hebrew. The full-word מן preposition is only used in some expressions, such as מן הסתם "obviously". מן המניין is also such an expressions, for example in ישיבה לא מן המניין — "an extraordinary meeting", but even this expressions is sometimes written as "מהמניין", and there's nothing wrong about it.

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)14:06, 12 March 2018

Aha - helpful explanation, good to know. Considering my relative strengths (e.g. proofreading) vs. weaknesses (i.e. lacking authoritative command of "my" acquired languages), I'll focus my reviewing on matters of consistency, e.g. "דף" for "page" rather than "עמוד". And I remain in awe of your capabilities and the scope of your contributions! -- Cheers, Deborahjay (talk) 15:42, 12 March 2018 (UTC)

Deborahjay (talk)15:42, 12 March 2018

No problem, thanks!

Amir E. Aharoni (talk)16:26, 12 March 2018