From: Jony Rosenne (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jul 25 2003 - 09:23:40 EDT
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> From: Peter Kirk [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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> Subject: Re: Hebrew hataf vowels (was: About CGJ)
> On 24/07/2003 23:10, Jony Rosenne wrote:
> >1. Vav Holam may convey two meanings, either just a vowel or a
> >consonant Vav with the vowel Holam.
> >Some typographers differentiate these two meaning, many do
> not. I don't
> >now if there is any Masoretic basis for the distinction or if it is
> >late, and whether it is consistently used in those texts
> that do make
> >the distinction.
> Interesting question. I don't know the answer, but I am on a list
> including people who do. I will ask them.
> >This item has been discussed a few times, and the consensus was, at
> >least in the SII, that it is not an encoding issue but rather a
> >typographic issue that should not affect the encoding.
> What was the consensus in the SII on how the holam vav vowel
> should be
> encoded? And what is the normal practice in Israel and for pointed
> modern Hebrew? Is that holam encoded after the vav or before it?
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