Zion

Johannes Hellberg j.hellberg at forsfak.been.o.se
Wed Aug 8 11:27:57 EDT 2001


Tony

The consonants aleph, he, yod and vav can be used as 'matres lectiones', but
in this case it cannot be in that way since the yod in Zion is doubled
(geminated). Hence it must be a consonant of full value, and not a matres
lectionis according to the Masoretes.
The Septuagint , however, was translated long before the Masoretes, and in
an unvocalized Zion, yod might have been reckoned as 'matres lectionis'

Yours Sincerely

Johannes

01-08-08 16:16, skrev Tony Costa på tmcos at hotmail.com följande:

> Johannes,
> 
> I think this is also an example of the 'matres lectionis' (mother of
> readings) where the consonants aleph, he, yod and vav are used as voewls.
> The yod (or 'yud') I think functions in this case as a vowel and hence is
> transliterated this way.. Best,
> 
> Tony
> 
> 
> 
>> From: Johannes Hellberg <j.hellberg at forsfak.been.o.se>
>> Reply-To: Johannes Hellberg <j.hellberg at forsfak.been.o.se>
>> To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>> Subject: Re: Zion
>> Date: Tue, 07 Aug 2001 17:39:03 +0200
>> 
>> Usually the English transliterations of Hebrew names follow the greek
>> translation, the Septuagint.
>> 
>> Johannes
>> 
>> 01-08-07 16:28, skrev Silberman, Alfred på alfred.silberman at baesystems.com
>> följande:
>> 
>>> Why is Zion transliterated with a non-consonantal yud; Zion instead of
>>> Ziyon?
>>> 
>>> Thank You for any responses,
>>> Al Silberman
>>> 
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