[b-hebrew] Alphabetizing

Harold Holmyard hholmyard3 at earthlink.net
Mon Jul 2 14:44:45 EDT 2007

pporta at oham.net wrote:
>> I have a question in regards to putting Hebrew words in alphabetical 
>> order.
>> I assume that ordering the words according to the letters would be the
>> first step, but how do you handle the points (dagesh and vowel)?
>> What is the ordering criteria when you have two or more words with the
>> same letters, but different points?
>> So, for example, if you have the words:
>> )FBAL
>> )FB"L
>> )"BEL
>> ):ABFL
>> Or if you have:
>> )FDAM
>> )FDFM
>> )FDOM
>> ):EDOM
>> )ODEM
>> How would they be alphabetized?
> Look at www.oham.net/out/N-t.html
> You will find the right vowel and other points order stated by the Academy 
> of the Hebrew Language.

HH: I say this to John: lexicons do not normally take into consideration 
vowel points when alphabetizing words. They operate by consonants and 
roots. Verbs normally take priority over related nouns that are 
otherwise the same consonantally.

Harold Holmyard

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