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a o wrote:
"Having perused, i find it very unlikely that Jedi is a transcription of Yadai."
Well, I could not find any site named on the net but luckily for me, having been born in Israel I speak Hebrew quite well. I know very little of transcription ruses and whats not but I did notice a tendency to convert the Hebrew "Yud" (or "Yod") into a the English "J". Thus the name "Yehuda" becomes "Judas" for instance, and Yehudi becomes a "Jew". Hence - transforming a "Yadai" into a "Jedi" does not seem to be such a far fetched idea.

Michael February 27, 2006, 1:32pm

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