From: John Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jul 30 2003 - 15:24:36 EDT
Peter Kirk scripsit:
> Understood. But that is really what we have in the text. In the second
> word we have consonant vav with vowel holam. In the first word we really
> do have consonant dalet with vowel holam, and then a silent vav which
> originated as a placeholder for a long vowel in an otherwise unvowelled
> text. But the holam which really belongs with the dalet has become
> shifted on to the right side of the silent vav as an orthographic
So let me see if I understand this. In the second case we have a glyph
consisting of a vav with an ordinary (left side) holam. In the second
case, we have a bare dalet glyph followed by a vav with a right-side holam.
That sounds to me like an argument for encoding a second holam character,
strictly for right-side uses.
> just as it is shifted on to a following silent alef -
> something which no one here seems to have questioned, or suggested to be
> too complex to implement, although the algorithm is identical.
Is this case also a right-side holam?
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