From: Peter Kirk (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 14:17:39 EDT
On 31/07/2003 07:57, Ted Hopp wrote:
>Peter, thanks for the example of a medial meteg from BHS. I have one text
>that shows the same meteg (Lev. 21:10) to the right of the hataf patah, and
>several that have no meteg at all, but none where I've been able to find a
>medial or left meteg on a hataf vowel.
>I'm wondering: are there examples of individual texts where metegs on hataf
>vowels vary in position? For instance, in BHS, which clearly uses a medial
>meteg, does the meteg also appear at times on the right or the left of a
>hataf vowel? I'm wondering if this isn't just a style issue that need not be
>handled by Unicode at all.
Yes, there are variations in BHS from place to place here. Here are
some statistics for the WTS BHS text which I got from Joan Wardell last
year: /meteg/ occurs 78 times centred in a /hataf vowel/ (but never
centred in /hataf patah/), six times to the left and twice to the right.
-- Peter Kirk firstname.lastname@example.org http://web.onetel.net.uk/~peterkirk/
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