One of the Nerd’s funniest experiences with people messing up the Hebrew happened at a church speaking event. They wanted to impress the Nerd, so they had a band sing a Jewish song. It was this song, “Hineh Mah Tov.”
Since the Hebrew words were transliterated into English and the letter Chet (ח) was marked with a “ch,” they kept pronouncing אחים (achim) and יחד (yachad) with a “ch” sound (unaware of the guttural “kh” which sounds like clearing the throat).
The Nerd couldn’t not correct them.
Here is the melody to sing along with the words (which are the verbatim text of Psalm 133):
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