[b-hebrew] Does a maqaf affect vowelizaton?

Christopher V. Kimball mail at cvkimball.com
Fri Aug 26 13:09:20 EDT 2005

I understand that the presence of a maqaf between two words affects the 
cantillation, singing, of the words.  But does it also affect the 
vowelization?  Specifically, is A-B vowelized differently than A and B 

Currently the Unicode/XML Tanach always displays maqafs, regardless of 
content type (Accents, Vowels, Consonants). Future versions will 
probably not show the maqaf for the Consonantse.  At issue is whether 
the maqaf should be shown for the Vowels.

Chris Kimball

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