Spotty Logic (spottylogic) wrote,
Spotty Logic

Minor stupid discovery:

Terry Pratchett's "Dwarvish" language looks exactly like phonetically-spelled Hebrew. This makes sense, given that Trolls and Dwarves in the Discworld are engaged in an Israel/Palestine/Egypt-type-feud.

..."A more frequent explanation is that it derives from one of two Hebrew expressions, hakol b'seder, "all is in order", or kol b'tzedek, "all with justice", which it is suggested were introduced into the USA by Yiddish-speaking Jewish immigrants. Yet other accounts say it derives from..."

I'll have to scan for more examples to see if this is an Obviously Intentional Thing that I missed. My knack for missing the obvious then getting excited by it later is pretty strong.
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