cantillation

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liturgical chanting

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It was photocopy of an ancient manuscript of the Talmud with cantillation marks that I could not make any sense of.
The manuscript fragment, which dated from the early medieval period, had notation that looked identical to the standard Biblical cantillation marks, but there was one serious problem.
In 1960, Professor Yeivin, then at Hebrew University, had (in a series of three separate papers) catalogued all the occurrences of cantillation marks found in a variety of documents.
The ta'amei hamiqra, the cantillation marks, were there in the text.
Finally, although Price does not actually offer a complete formal analysis, his work demonstrates that the structure of the Tiberian cantillation marks may, in its general outlines, be represented as a simple context-free grammar, one that can potentially be checked and verified via modem, computer-based tools.