[sword-devel] Den Norsk Bibelen - possible digitization artefacts (-)

Trevor Jenkins trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com
Sat Jul 12 14:08:30 MST 2008

On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:

> Thanks for speedy response, Trevor.

Not bad for someone suffering New York to London jetlag, eh. ;-)

> Just to clarify my observation, the tokens were not plain hyphens, but a
> "hyphen wrapped within parentheses".  i.e. if I wrap the token in quotes
> here, "(-)".

Okay. It wasn't clear to me that the parentheses were intended as part of
the token itself.

> This just looks as though it was unintended, and is therefore most likely to
> be an artefact.
> Here are some examples:
> Gen 13:10 Da så Lot ut over landet, og han så at hele Jordan-sletten like
> til Soar overalt var rik på vann, som Herrens have, som Egyptens land(-)det
> var før Herren hadde ødelagt Sodoma og Gomorra.
> Gen 14:6 og horittene på deres fjell(-)Se'r-fjellene(-)like til El-Paran ved
> utkanten av ørkenen.

As I read those examples it looks to me as if the multi-character token is
intended to be an n-/m-dash. They offset parenthetical comments or at
least that is how I read the Norwegian with my Swedish eyes. (A real
Norwegian or Swede might say otherwise, of course.) It could be that they
are marking the inclusion of intra-text notes.

Regards, Trevor

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