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The Q letter and how it is used with jewish names for girls





Traditionally, it is only sporadically that the harsh 'K' or 'Q' sound from hebrew names are transcribed using the letter Q in English; and this naturally applies to jewish names for girls as it does with names for boys. Indeed, this sound can be written by the hebrew letters Qoph ( ק ) or Kaph ( כ ), and both these hebrew letters get translated mostly by the letter K in most languages written with the roman alphabet, as is english. Of course there are a few exceptions...