Debated issues in Karaim Hebrew orthography*

Olach, Zsuzsanna (2015) Debated issues in Karaim Hebrew orthography*. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 68 (2). pp. 183-197. ISSN 0001-6446


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The present study tries to elucidate how the Hebrew alphabet was used in different Karaim manuscripts. Religious and secular texts in all Karaim varieties provide a basis for the comparison. Since a comprehensive description of the relevant orthographic features would exceed the limits of this paper, only two of the most debated characteristics, namely the writing of the e and k sounds, will be discussed here. An analysis of numerous manuscripts makes it possible to provide a general description of certain tendencies and preferences in the use of certain letters or letter combinations in each Karaim variety.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2016 07:10
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 23:19

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