Re: 5 Hebrew Consonances Shaping

From: John Cowan (
Date: Wed May 26 1999 - 16:30:22 EDT

Mark Leisher wrote:

> A common processing example: if we need a comparison or search routine that
> treats nominal and contextual forms the same, I don't ask a coder to add
> special rules to handle the special cases.

Plain enough. But again: since the presence or absence of a final
form is a matter of spelling (i.e. it is an error to use a final
for a non-final, or a non-final for a final), when do you need
to avoid exact matching?

I'm not asking out of randomness, but for increased understanding.

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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