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Orthography: Epigraphy
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‘Orthography’ refers to the set of spelling and other writing conventions governing a writing system. Students of Hebrew normally distinguish between plene (‘full’) and ‘defective’ orthographies; the former utilize a fuller complement of matres lectionis (i.e., graphemes that are normally consonantal, but which are used in certain situations to indicate the presence of vowels) than do the latter (Or…

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Hutton, Jeremy M., “Orthography: Epigraphy”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000400>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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