[b-hebrew] Does a maqaf affect vowelizaton?

David Kummerow farmerjoeblo at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 28 03:02:16 EDT 2005


Have a read of this essay:

http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~dresher/tibhebword.pdf

David Kummerow.


> 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
> separately?
> 
> 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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