Important Academy Decisions

Grammar

The Academy’s approach in matters of grammar is to seek the middle road between blanket adoption of current usage and rigid adherence to the language of the sources.

Punctuation

The goal of the rules is to move Hebrew punctuation towards that of English and especially to allow the writer in many situations to decide himself on the punctuation.

Orthography

In Hebrew today there are two accepted written forms, the vocalized (with nikkud), and the unvocalized, which exploits the use of the letters yod and vav (waw) as vowel markers.

Transliteration

The Academy decisions include three types of transcriptions, Hebrew to Latin letters, foreign languages to Hebrew, and Arabic to Hebrew.