Re: Is someone work on hebrew palestinian/babylonian punctuation?

From: Petr Tomasek (
Date: Sat Aug 11 2007 - 14:05:15 CDT

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    On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 10:44:30AM -0700, John Hudson wrote:
    > Peter Constable wrote:
    > >As John Hudson had volunteered to provide type for those proposals and
    > >*is* a regular correspondant here, he's probably in the best position to
    > >comment on what progress has been happening in the background, if any.
    > I've not heard from Elaine recently, so I don't know if any further work
    > has been done on these proposals or, indeed, what remains to be done. As I
    > understand from the proposals themselves, there are further manuscripts
    > that should be reviewed in order to confirm the character set, and the
    > proposed names and character properties need to be reviewed, and the
    > complex Babylonian marks need to be identified in some systematic way that
    > will enable them to be given names.

    Well, I didn't thoughroughtly studied the proposals yet, but actually
    they don't mention the works of Revell[1] (for the palestinian punctuation)
    and of Yeivin[2] (for the babylonian one) who already did detailed analysis
    of the marks.

    > I did provide Alaine with a font with which to illustrate the proposals.
    > John Hudson

    Petr Tomasek

    [1] E.J. Revell, Biblical texts with Palestinian pointing and their accents, Missoula:
    Scholars Press, 1977.
    [2] Israel Yeivin, masoret ha-lashon ha-ivrit ha-mishtakefet benikud bavli, Jerusalem 1985.
    (ישראל ייבין. מסורת הלשון העברית המשתקפת בניקוד הבבלי, ירושלים: האקדמיה ללשון העברית, תשמ"ה.)
    [in modern hebrew)

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