Re: 5 Hebrew Consonances Shaping

From: John Cowan (
Date: Tue May 25 1999 - 17:07:37 EDT

Mark Leisher wrote:

> The combination of these two can be used to generate any of the contextual
> shapes from the nominal shapes for scripts like Arabic and Hebrew, assuming
> your font(s) have all the necessary glyphs.

The trouble is that there's evidence that the Hebrew final forms
aren't used merely contextually. Robert Hetzron's article on
Hebrew in _The World's Major Languages_ (Comrie, ed.; ISBN
0-19-630632-9 hbk, 0-19-506511-5 pbk) states that non-final
PEH is often used to indicate final [p] in non-native words, as
final PEH normally denotes [f].

John Cowan
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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