[hebrew] Re: Half square brackets

From: Michael Everson (everson@evertype.com)
Date: Fri Dec 15 2006 - 12:44:06 CST

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    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
    >letters, etc.

    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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