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“Niqqud” Hebrew reading sign.

Semitic language like Arabic and Hebrew, need reading sign. Here, the reading sign for Hebrew the called NIQQUD or NIKKUD.

In Hebrew orthographyniqqud or nikkud (HebrewנִקּוּדModern: nikkudTiberian: niqqûḏ, “dotting, pointing” or HebrewנְקֻדּוֹתModern: nekuddotTiberian: nəquddôṯ, “dots”) is a system of diacritical signs used to represent vowels or distinguish between alternative pronunciations of letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Several such diacritical systems were developed in the Early Middle Ages. The most widespread system, and the only one still used to a significant degree today, was created by the Masoretes of Tiberias in the second half of the first millennium AD in the Land of Israel (see Masoretic TextTiberian Hebrew). Text written with niqqud is called ktiv menuqad.

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