Terminology (was: Latin glottal stop in ID in NWT, Canada)

Richard Wordingham richard.wordingham at ntlworld.com
Sat Oct 24 07:45:31 CDT 2015

On Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:43:27 +0300
Eli Zaretskii <eliz at gnu.org> wrote:

> Then when is the Hebrew script an alphabet, in your view?

The Hebrew script for Hebrew is an alphabet when the niqqud are used, as
in ordinary copies of the Old Testament, e.g. as in
https://www.academic-bible.com/en/online-bibles/biblia-hebraica-stuttgartensia-bhs/read-the-bible-text/ .
I don't feel that calling it an alphabet as opposed to an abjad is
helpful, but by the definitions it's an alphabet.

Yiddish has been described as using an alphabet, but that may not apply
to all Yiddish orthographies.


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