Phonetic Transliteration of Hebrew Masoretic Text



Q: What is the use of a phonetic transliteration of the Hebrew Bible? What can anyone wish beyond the careful, meticulous Masoretic system of consonants, vowels and accents?
A: Several things:
the Hebrew Bible may be subject of study in various fields, where the people involved do not master the Hebrew script; a phonetic transcription removes a hurdle for them.
in computational linguistics there are many tools that deal with written language in Latin alphabets; even a simple task as getting the consonant-vowel pattern of a word is unnecessarily complicated when using the Hebrew script.
in phonetics and language learning theory, it is important to represent the sounds without being burdened by the idiosyncracies of the writing system and the spelling.
Date made available2017
Temporal coverage01 Jan 2017 - 12 Dec 2018
Date of data production01 Jan 2016 - 12 Dec 2018


  • hebrew text database

Dataset type

  • Processed data

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