[b-hebrew] masorete pointing v's LLX transliterations

Read, James C K0434995 at kingston.ac.uk
Sun Jul 24 09:33:09 EDT 2005

I don't have an opinion in this regard but recent discussions 
have made me wonder:

Could it be that the pointing of the masoretes only show the 
pronunciation of the period?
And that thus we cannot look to them as a good source for 
archaic vowel pronunciation?
And that consequently the older LLX transliterations give a 
better source for understanding archaic vowel pronunciation? 
(within their limitations)
While the hebrew text helps us to put the consonants in the 
right places that the LLX transliterations were incapable of 

Any thoughts on the matter, much appreciated.

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