Re: New contribution

From: Peter Kirk (
Date: Tue May 04 2004 - 12:04:54 CDT

On 04/05/2004 06:44, Peter Constable wrote:

> ...
>But if you took Biblical Hebrew text and set it with PH glyphs w/o
>accents, there are a lot of people that know Biblical Hebrew who would
>not recognize this sample as Biblical Hebrew. ...

Well, Peter, that's not the point. A lot of Vietnamese people would not
recognise accentless Suetterlin as Vietnamese, they might well guess it
was a quite different script. But Suetterlin and Vietnamese are unified.

>... And there is no obvious
>way to add the accents, but even if there were, I suspect those same
>people still wouldn't recognize it as accented Hebrew with archaic

I don't see any problem in adding the accents if anyone wants to do so.
After all, they stand above and below the letters, and can be shifted
out of the way of descenders and ascenders if necessary. No one would
want to do so, but that's not the point.

Peter Kirk (personal) (work)

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