"We used to be religious, but now we are secular."

Translation:היינו דתיים, אבל עכשיו אנחנו חילונים.

August 15, 2016

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Can anyone explain why the plural of "דתי" is "דתיים" with two "י" while the plural of "חילוני" is "חילונים" with only one?


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As you may know, the letters י and ה are used in the name of ha-shem ( nice- the name of "the name"). As the דתיים are closer to ha-shem than the חילונים, they get an extra yud. (please don't take me seriously.)

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