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English translation: Niqqud Theory (Theory of vowelization marks)

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Russian term or phrase:Теория огласовок
English translation:Niqqud Theory (Theory of vowelization marks)
Entered by: Svetlana Potton
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21:22 Oct 22, 2005
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Education / Pedagogy / Hebrew
Russian term or phrase: Теория огласовок
Теория огласовок. Название предмета из диплома.
Как мне объяснила сама выпускница, огласовки – это такие вспомогательные звуки (знаки) в Иврите для гласных звуков.
Svetlana Potton
United States
Local time: 06:32
Niqqud Theory
Explanation:

You might also consider "vowel marks", but I believe Niqqud/Nikkud is the technical term:


In Hebrew orthography, Niqqud or Nikkud (Standard Hebrew נִקּוּד, Biblical Hebrew נְקֻדּוֹת, Tiberian Hebrew Nəquddфṯ "vowels") is the system of diacritical vowel points (or vowel marks) in the Hebrew alphabet. Several orthographic systems for representing Hebrew vowels were developed in the early middle ages. The most widespread system (and the only one still used to a significant degree today) was created by the Masoretes of Tiberias (see Masoretic Text, Tiberian Hebrew).

Niqqud marks are small compared to the consonants they are positioned adjacent to, and thus can be added, without requiring the retranscription of texts whose writers did not anticipate their eventual addition.

Non-speakers of Hebrew give their greatest attention to vowel points (usually without using the word "niqqud") in the context of controversy over the interpretation of those written with the Tetragrammaton -- written as יְהוָה in Hebrew. The interpretation affects discussion of the authentic ancient pronunciation of the name whose other conventional English forms are "Jehovah" and "Yahweh".
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Теория огласовок
Niqqud Theory


Explanation:

You might also consider "vowel marks", but I believe Niqqud/Nikkud is the technical term:


In Hebrew orthography, Niqqud or Nikkud (Standard Hebrew נִקּוּד, Biblical Hebrew נְקֻדּוֹת, Tiberian Hebrew Nəquddфṯ "vowels") is the system of diacritical vowel points (or vowel marks) in the Hebrew alphabet. Several orthographic systems for representing Hebrew vowels were developed in the early middle ages. The most widespread system (and the only one still used to a significant degree today) was created by the Masoretes of Tiberias (see Masoretic Text, Tiberian Hebrew).

Niqqud marks are small compared to the consonants they are positioned adjacent to, and thus can be added, without requiring the retranscription of texts whose writers did not anticipate their eventual addition.

Non-speakers of Hebrew give their greatest attention to vowel points (usually without using the word "niqqud") in the context of controversy over the interpretation of those written with the Tetragrammaton -- written as יְהוָה in Hebrew. The interpretation affects discussion of the authentic ancient pronunciation of the name whose other conventional English forms are "Jehovah" and "Yahweh".


    Reference: http://www.answers.com/topic/vowel-point
Daniel Sax
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