Biblical Hebrew Transcription (was: Jeremiah 23:2)
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Thu Sep 17 16:10:22 EDT 1998
On Thu 17 Sep 98 (19:59:16 +0800), zellmer at cag.pworld.net.ph wrote:
> After the short discussion this past weekend about the transcription
> scheme for the list, I would like to propose the following. Because it
> is based on Ben's scheme, perhaps we can call what results after all
> the comments end and the dust settles a "Modified Crick Transcription
Dear Paul & Co.,
Thank you for your positive proposals for a b-hebrew standardised
transliteration scheme for Hebrew text.
I claim no copyright or proprietary rights for the system I use, and
I'll be happy to fall in with whatever List system is adopted (as on
My preference is definitely for a letter-by-letter transliteration, not
a phonetic "sound-alike" which varies from Ashkenazic to Sephardic and
all stations to modern Israeli vernacular.
I omitted Mappiq-Heh, for which my symbol is a digraph, Hh.
I would rather double the consonant for a Daghesh forte, as in D at BaR
and DiBBeR. The most common occurences of the Daghesh forte are in the
middle letter of the Pi`el/Pu`al/Hithpa`el, or after the definite article
(except gutterals and Resh). The Daghesh lene only occurs in BGDKPT at the
beginning of a word, or after a closed syllable in the middle of a word.
Hmmmm - I suppose it took me a while to master that!
You say Shureq should be W. (upper case with a period). Should that not
rather be *lower case* w or wW (plene)?
CheSeD W:$@LoWM LeMaCh:BiYR YiH:YwW L at CheM (is that right? I suppose
I'll get used to it!)
Revd Ben Crick, BA CF
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