From: Michael Everson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2006 - 12:44:06 CST
At 09:57 -0800 2006-12-15, John Hudson wrote:
>>Many scholars use top or bottom half square brackets to indicate
>>that MSS or papyri are broken or worn away and that the text within
>>the brackets is supplied by the editor.
>I have not seen this convention used with Hebrew. There is a
>different set of conventions used for e.g. Dead Sea Scrolls
>transcription, which employs square brackets, dots and circles to
>indicate various kinds of damaged letters, erased letters, presumed
Interesting.. because the half square brackets are certainly used in
transcriptions of Cuneiform... At least the convention should be
known to Semiticists.
-- Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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