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Calque (Word-for-Word) Translations

of Biblical Texts

 

Sacred Hebrew texts, especially the Bible and prayers, have been translated into Jewish languages around the world. Often the translations imitate the original Hebrew word order (a linguistic phenomenon known as calque). Here are some examples, using the first verse of Bereshit (Genesis):

Judeo-Georgian

Judeo-Georgian Calque.png

Hulaula

Hulaula Calque.png

Ladino

Ladino Calque.png

Judeo-Persian

Judeo-Persian Calque.png
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