RE: Proposal to add QAMATS QATAN to the BMP of the UCS

From: Peter Constable (
Date: Thu May 06 2004 - 00:19:59 CDT

> From: Mark E. Shoulson []

> Actually, no: some accents go on unstressed syllables. For example, a
> dehi could coexist with a qamats-qatan. Psalms 4:2 has a qamats-qatan
> on the same letter as GERESH MUQDAM, as do others. Psalms 9:14 has
> with a DEHI. Exodus 34:11 has one with a QADMA.
> But a *pair* of qamatses, one of each sort? That wouldn't happen.

Precisely why assigning qamats qatan to class 18 would not be
particularly useful: it allows you to distinguish < qamats, qamats qatan
> from < qamats qatan, qamats >; it does not allow you to distinguish
differently-ordered sequences of qamats qatan and any other combining
marks with a non-zero class.

Peter Constable

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