Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 10:27:45 EDT
Joan, I am a little confused by your response which seems to be out of
order. It seems that I wrote:
>Meteg to the right does not actually need an extra character, because if
>CGJ is used to override canonical equivalence and reordering of vowel
>sequences, the mechanism is already in place to use it in exactly the
>same way for sequences of vowels and meteg.
and you replied
>Peter, I don't think CGJ alone will work, since Meteg in the canonical
>order must always come after the vowel.
>If the currently defined meteg is the one on the left of all vowels except
>hatafs,and central to hatafs, then vowel-CGJ-hataf could be left of the
>hatafs, leaving us with a need for a right meteg to be defined.
>Or am I misunderstanding?
I was confused also. I think we can get along without asking for a right
meteg, if the following 3 orders can be used:
Store Order >Suggested Rendering
meteg-any vowel > regular left meteg or central meteg on hatafs (common)
meteg-CGJ-vowel > right meteg on all vowels (common)
vowel-CGJ-meteg > left meteg on hatafs (rare)
If any of these are invalidated though, we don't have a solution. There are
3 placements for meteg and we need 3 means to encode it. I just hadn't
recognized the last one as a possibility.
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