Hebrew search (vowels)

Pere Casanellas pere.casanellas at btlink.net
Tue Jan 1 17:10:26 EST 2002

Sorry for my last (copied below) message. I had to send it to the 
BibleWorks list and I sent it by mistake to the B-Hebrew list.

Pere Casanellas

At 16:42 01/01/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>I think your problem may be that the Westminster text divides forms like
>WAY.O)MER into two separate words WA and Y.O)MER. But then I would expect it
>to miss HAY.OWM for the same reason. Also it might miss HA$.FMAYIM because
>there is an accent mark between the A and the Y.
>I have just done a complex search and found 6060 surface forms containing AY
>(with an optional accent or morpheme break) within one word and 15982 cases
>where one part of a word ends with A and the following part starts with Y. I
>can let you have a list of these cases as a (tab delimited) text file, but
>it's 581KB (124KB as zip file). But this is not based on the latest version
>of the Westminster text.
>Peter Kirk
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Pere Casanellas [mailto:pere.casanellas at btlink.net]
> > Sent: 01 January 2002 00:51
> > To: Biblical Hebrew
> > Subject: Hebrew search (vowels)
> >
> >
> > Dear list members,
> >
 > I want to search all the words in the WTT that have a patah followed by a
 > yod. So I enter in the
 > Command Line (from left to right): a dot, an asterisk, a vav, a question
 > mark with a patah below it, and another asterisk.
 > The program finds 3413 verses, 587 forms and 4029 hits. It fails
 > to find a
 > lot of forms that have patah followed by yod. For example, in Gen
 > 1:14 (the
 > first verse it finds) it has found the form "hayyom", but not the first
 > word of the verse: "wayyomer" (nevertheless it has found "wayhyosifu" in
 > other verses!). In Gen 1:15 it did not find "hashshamayim", etc., etc.
 > Am I missing anything? With previous versions (4, 5 beta...) I had no
 > problem doing such vowel searches...
 > Happy new year 2002.

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