[b-hebrew] Using an unpointed text

Christopher Kimball transcriber at tanach.us
Fri Aug 24 16:05:26 EDT 2007

An advantage to looking at unpointed text from time to time is to 
appreciate its occasional ambiguity.  And it's also a confidence builder 
for students of Hebrew.

Children in Israel are apparently taught to write pointed text for a 
while, but are eager to have the pointing requirement dropped as they 
advance.  As an older, but not better student, I was also glad not to 
have to point my writings because pointing added another level of 
spelling problems.

Chris Kimball
West Redding, CT

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