From: Mark E. Shoulson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Feb 15 2005 - 18:03:28 CST
Simon Montagu wrote:
> GERESH seems an even more likely candidate than GERSHAYIM to me,
> because it's not uncommon in proper names. There is a tendency for the
> GERSHAYIM to fall out of use as abbreviations become more commonly
> accepted as words in their own right, e.g. תפו״ז, the Hebrew for
> orange, which is originally an abbreviation for תפוח זהב but today
> almost always written without GERSHAYIM.
> GERESH on the other hand, when used as a modifier for letters like ג׳
> ז׳ or צ׳, would cause a change in pronounciation if it were omitted,
> so I would expect www.חבד.org.il to be a more acceptable substitute for
> www.חב״ד.org.il than www.זבוטינסקי.org for www.ז׳בוטינסקי.org
Good points, all. I still think GERSHAYIM would be a good thing, but
yes, רש״י.com doesn't need it as bad as webcam.ג׳ינג׳י.org.
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