Re: Hebrew Vav Holam

From: Ted Hopp (
Date: Thu Jul 31 2003 - 16:22:45 EDT

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    On Thursday, July 31, 2003 2:17 PM, Peter Kirk wrote:
    > >I'm wondering: are there examples of individual texts where metegs on
    > >vowels vary in position? For instance, in BHS, which clearly uses a
    > >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
    > >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.

    But the example you posted earlier from BHS showed the meteg centered in a
    hataf patah.


    Ted Hopp, Ph.D.
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