Re: New contribution

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Fri Apr 30 2004 - 14:12:07 EDT

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    At 23:26 -0400 2004-04-29, Mark E. Shoulson wrote:

    >I'd been making the same assumption all along as well. In the way
    >of corroboration, I have here Ze'ev Ben-?ayyim's book "A Grammar of
    >Samaritan Hebrew." Samaritans generally use their distinctive
    >scripts, especially in their religious books, but Ben-?ayyim writes
    >*everything* with ordinary square Hebrew letters; there isn't a
    >Samaritan-style base-glyph in the book, so far as I can tell (though
    >he does show some Samaritan vowels on the square letters). This
    >isn't exactly the same situation, and it is an isolated case, though.

    It's not isolated at all. Ze'ev is transliterating Samaritan text
    into Hebrew script. I have seen books on Ugaritic grammar that do
    likewise. It doesn't mean that there is no Samaritan or Ugaritic

    Michael Everson * * Everson Typography *  *

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