From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 13:01:42 EDT
On 08/07/2003 09:26, Ted Hopp wrote:
>Also, there are missing letters and there are missing letters. There are
>cases of a single text (e.g., Holzhausen Bible of 1889, Lowe and Brydone
>Bible of 1948, as documented by Yannis Haralambous) where the "missing
>letters" in some words are simply not present in the representation and the
>vowels are placed on the consonants that do appear (not only Yerushala(y)im,
>but also "ke(ch)o(l )asher" in Ezekiel 9:11, for instance, where the kaf is
>combined with a dagesh, sheva, holam, and tipcha),...
This sequence, although interesting for the discussion, is in fact not a
problem for Unicode, as this ordering is both the logical one and the
canonical one, except for the position of the dagesh which is a problem
with all dageshes.
>... while the missing letters
>in other words are denoted by an asterisk, space, or other visible device
>(in one, case, an isolated dagesh with a tsere and mapach in BHS, Isaiah
This looks to me like a final nun with dagesh, vowel and cantillation.
Anomalous, but not an encoding problem. Final kaf regularly takes dagesh
>... So even if Unicode had a code point
>for "MISSING LETTER", it wouldn't be usable for both Yerushala(y)im and for
>the 30 or so cases of visual indications of missing letter in Tanakh that
>are documented by Haralambous.
I know I have seen this list somewhere, but can you remind us of the
reference and if possible the URL?
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
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