PH User Community Litmus Test?

From: James Kass (
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 23:40:57 CDT

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    It is respectfully suggested that anyone who is not able to spot
    the errors on this page... the transliteration (and translation) of the inscription within
    (let's be gracious here) ten or fifteen seconds, without the aid of
    an alphabet chart, is not a member of the script's user community.

    Although, in fairness, spotting the error in the translation may
    derive from an ability to spot the error in the transliteration. The
    translation error is worse than the transliteration error, but
    appears to be related. So, a member of the script's user community
    should at least be able to spot the transliteration error immediately,
    and the translation error is irrelevant for the purposes of this test.

    (Anyone have Gibson 1971 handy to confirm that the error is on
    the web page only and wasn't simply carried over from the source?)

    (An aside, shortening the script's name in a related thread to "PH"
    was masterful. It took me a few days to even realize that some
    of us are probably parsing "PH" as Palaeo-Hebrew, which should be
    indicative of my own frame of mind on this issue. (smile))

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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