Who is Balashon?

Balashon is David Curwin. I grew up in the US (Rochester, NY; San Francisco; Boston) and have lived in Israel since 1996. I am not a professional linguist, but have had a lifelong love of language, particularly the history of words (as a young kid I could read through the etymologies in the dictionary for hours).

While this site does take up a lot of my time (a labor of love), it is not my career. I am a system administrator for a large organization in Jerusalem.

2 comments:

vitini said...

Why we say normally לֵידָה (for birth) instead of ילידה ?

Why and how the word lost that yud?

Thank you so much for your blog.

leora said...

So happy to have discovered this website. So useful and so stimulating. Please keep it going!