[b-hebrew] Excess consonants in the WLC Torah.
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Mon Jun 6 13:16:46 EDT 2005
Karl Randolph wrote:
> Anyways, because Maqef is not found in archaic Hebrew, I think it
> very easy for there to be disagreement on placement and number of
> Maqefs, I did not consider the total number of Maqefs.
I think Maqqafs denote the absence of a word division where a more
modern division would divide the words. This is suggested, among
other things, by many places where words separated by a Maqqaf
take only one "accent" for all of them. If a dot existed in archaic
Hebrew, so did its absence.
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