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HEBREW WORD STRUCTURE: ITS RENDERING IN POINTING AND IN LATIN CONVERSION

Uzzi Ornan
Hebrew Studies
Vol. 49 (2008), pp. 207-233
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/27913884
Page Count: 27
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Abstract

In an earlier article I noted that the conversion system of the Standards Institute of Israel—SII—(FDIS ISO 259-3) is more precise than the pointed Hebrew version, even if it does not include a visible distinction between short and long vowels, and even if it has no special sign for ḥaṭap's. This statement calls for explanation and proof, which I propose to provide in this article. It details the drawbacks of pointing and the advantages of phonemic conversion in the elucidation of Hebrew word structure.

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