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Phonemic Conversion As The Ideal Romanization Scheme For Hebrew: Implications For Hebrew Cataloging, Uzzi Ornan, Rachel Leket-Mor Apr 2016

Phonemic Conversion As The Ideal Romanization Scheme For Hebrew: Implications For Hebrew Cataloging, Uzzi Ornan, Rachel Leket-Mor

Judaica Librarianship

This paper examines a romanization scheme developed by linguist Uzzi Ornan that has not been considered for implementation in libraries. Phonemic conversion of Hebrew neither uses transliteration nor transcription strategies but reconstructs the theoretical structure of the original Hebrew word based on its phonemes. The article describes this scheme and its benefits, which include full coverage of all historical periods and script modes of Hebrew, and full reversibility, complete with an online interface that enables automatic conversion. The article compares the suggested phonemic conversion scheme with the ALA/LC Romanization of Hebrew and provides a history of previously attempted reversal ...


Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum And Fred Skolnik, Editors. 2nd Edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference Usa, 2007. 22 Vols. (18,015 Pp.). Isbn 978-0-02-865928-2. $2,263. Electronic Version Published By Gale Cengage Learning (Gale Virtual Reference Library). Isbn 978-0-02-866097-4., Faith Jones Apr 2014

Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum And Fred Skolnik, Editors. 2nd Edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference Usa, 2007. 22 Vols. (18,015 Pp.). Isbn 978-0-02-865928-2. $2,263. Electronic Version Published By Gale Cengage Learning (Gale Virtual Reference Library). Isbn 978-0-02-866097-4., Faith Jones

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Some Problems Of Ladino/Judezmo Romanization, Zachary M. Baker Dec 1995

Some Problems Of Ladino/Judezmo Romanization, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

While ALA/LC standards have been developed for the Romanization of Hebrew and Yiddish for bibliographic purposes, the lack of such a standard for the Romanization of Ladino/Judezmo impedes access to materials in that language. The distinctiveness of Ladino/Judezmo argues that it be treated on its own terms, and not as merely derivative of its principal components, Spanish and Hebrew. This article establishes the rationale for an ALA/LC standard for the Romanization of Ladino/Judezmo and suggests sources that could serve as its basis.


Ambiguities In The Romanization Of Yiddish, Bella Hass Weinberg Dec 1995

Ambiguities In The Romanization Of Yiddish, Bella Hass Weinberg

Judaica Librarianship

Romanization of Yiddish is one of the most complex activities in Hebraica cataloging, especially for publications that do not use Standard Yiddish Orthography. The Library of Congress has adopted the VIVO table for vowels, but uses its own Hebrew table for consonants. LC's publication Hebraica Cataloging provides little guidance on Yiddish Romanization, and MARC records contain many errors and inconsistencies in the application of the table. VIVO's linguistic reference works, notably Uriel Weinreich's Modern English-Yiddish, Yiddish-English Dictionary and the translation of Max Weinreich's History of the Yiddish Language, often contradict each other in the Romanization of ...