[b-hebrew] Draft proposal for Unicode encoding ofholam male

Dora Smith villandra at austin.rr.com
Fri Apr 16 20:35:47 EDT 2004

Those dots start flying all over the place, I only get confused.

I never met accent marks in Biblical Hebrew, either.

Did y'all know that (according to exactly half of my resources) undotted
dalet is pronounced "th" like the Welsh dd?  I didn't know this sound
existed in Hebrew!

And how many of y'all knew that vav is pronounced "w"?   Again according to
exactly half my sources - sometimes.  Though that atleast makes enough sense
that I already suspected that it may ahve once been true.  It makes sense
out of "Yahweh" for YHWH when everyone else pronounced it "Yah", "Yaw" or
"Yahu".   V - W shifts are pretty common ze vorld over.

Dora Smith
Austin, Texas
villandra at austin.rr.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Nothman" <jnot4610 at mail.usyd.edu.au>
To: "Dora Smith" <villandra at austin.rr.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 4:43 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Draft proposal for Unicode encoding ofholam male

> Long O is currently encoded as vav+holam, but there is no agreed way to
> distinguish this from consonantal vav with a holam (ie "vo" or "wo").
> While this distinction is not always present in texts, it is present in
> some (the position of the dot is altered) and would be useful for a number
> of reasons in the computer encoding.
> - Joel
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