[b-hebrew] Vowel points - earliest history

Charles Grebe cgrebe at briercrest.ca
Sat Jun 14 17:08:27 EDT 2008

Sorry. I mean the graphical vowel point system to represent the vocalization. When did they start writing these points (other than the mater letters), who first started to write these, where was this first done, etc.
Charles Grebe
Briercrest College and Seminary


From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org on behalf of Yitzhak Sapir
Sent: Sat 14/06/2008 1:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Vowel points - earliest history [mx]

On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 4:54 PM, Charles Grebe wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good source on the internet that
> discusses the history of the Hebrew vowel points. I'm particularly
> interested in the circumstances of it's earliest development - when, by whom, where, etc.

Do you mean vocalization as a whole (a phonological feature of Hebrew)
or the graphical
vowel point system to represent vocalizations?  I ask because you seem
to be asking
about the second, but I think your purpose might be to find out about the first.

Yitzhak Sapir

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