Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy
Why does 'Khazar' mean 'pig' in Yiddish despite that Khazari people were Jewish themselves? What's the secret behind this?
(24 April, 2018, 9 Iyar, 5778)Â
The word Khazar has a hard â€œKhâ€ or simply â€œKâ€ sound though it too is sometimes written (i.e. transliterated) as â€œChazar.â€ The first letter is â€œcaphâ€ i.e. ×› . Please note the letters chet ×— and caph ×› LOOK DIFFERENT and should sound different.
The sounds are different though to someone imperfectly familiar with the language spoken they may sound similar.