Yemen, Pronunciation Traditions
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Jews settled in Yemen in very early times; there was certainly a Jewish presence there no later than the Talmudic period. Yemenite Jews, like all other Jewish communities, possessed a reading tradition of Hebrew texts (in addition to a tradition of reading Judeo-Aramaic). This tradition …

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Yaʿakov, Doron, “Yemen, Pronunciation Traditions”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 24 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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