Re: Fraktur Legibility (was Re: Response to Everson Phoenician)

From: Mike Ayers (
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 12:37:18 CDT

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    > From: []On
    > Behalf Of Dean Snyder
    > Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2004 8:41 AM

    > We also have to remember that the Siloam inscription test:
    > * was in "handwriting" incised in stone

            Does this mean that the form of the characters in the Siloam
    inscription were different from those typically used in Phoenician and
    Paleo-Hebrew texts?

    > * was in a different orthography than modern Hebrew

            I'm not sure quite what this means. I thought it was agreed that
    the orthographies of Modern Hebrew and Paleo-Hebrew were different...?

    > * using dots to separate words


    > * and lacked vowel indicators (matres lectionis), very important
    > contextual clues for reading modern Hebrew

            Doesn't Paleo-Hebrew lack them as well?



    P.S. I think this whole legibility test trip is irrelevant. I'm trying to
    figure out what does and doesn't separate things.

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