Dictionary News • Number 12 • July 2004
ON THE TRANSCRIPTION
According to the transcription rules of the Academy
of the Hebrew Language, every dagesh forte has to be transliterated by
doubling the letter; however, in this issue, this rule is applied only in the
article and glossary by Doron Rubinstein.
According to the above-mentioned rules, the symbol <`> is used
for the letter א (`Aleph), and the symbol <´>
for the letter ע (´Ayin); however, in this issue, <'>
is used to indicate either letter.
Moreover, this and other Academy rules are not applied systematically in this
issue, especially concerning words and names that are used commonly in other
languages, e.g. Avraham – not 'Avraham [Abraham], Gaon/Geonim – not
Ga'on/Ge'onim [Sage(s)], etc.
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