Transcription Tables
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In EHLL articles Hebrew is written in Hebrew script followed by a transcription. A different type of transcription is used for the various periods of Hebrew. An attempt has been made to balance considerations of phonetic reality, language history, orthography and practicality. The transcription systems, therefore, are in many respects the result of compromise and inevitably are less than fully satisfactory from several points of view. No transcription system of Hebrew, however, can be fully satisfactory in all respects.

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“Transcription Tables”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 26 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLLTranscriptionTables>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423, 20130809



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