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Morocco, Pronunciation Traditions
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1. Introduction

In Morocco children at a very young age attended Torah schools, usually situated in the synagogue (s-sla). The pupils in these schools received a traditional religious education and acquired basic reading and writing skills. The most important task which the teachers set for themselves was transmission of the correct pronunciation of the text; students who erred in reading were corrected (Bar-Asher 2008).

The Hebrew pronunciation tradition among the Jews of …

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Akun, Natali, “Morocco, Pronunciation Traditions”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000843>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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