Cantillation

Genesis 1:9: And God said, "Let the waters be collected."
Letters in black, niqqud  (vowel points) and  d'geshim  (gemination marks) in red, cantillation in blue.

Ritual chanting of prayers and responses.

- Cantillation
Genesis 1:9: And God said, "Let the waters be collected."
Letters in black, niqqud  (vowel points) and  d'geshim  (gemination marks) in red, cantillation in blue.

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Đọc kinh

Vietnamese Catholic term for reciting a prayer or sacred text.

Vietnamese Catholic term for reciting a prayer or sacred text.

In communal worship settings, đọc kinh is characterized by cantillation, or the ritual chanting of prayers and responses.

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Extensive history made of music societies.

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Cantillation

Page from the 11th century "Bamberg Apocalypse", Gospel lectionary. Large decorated initial "C". Text from (Bamberg State Library, Msc.Bibl.140).

Ekphonetic notation

Page from the 11th century "Bamberg Apocalypse", Gospel lectionary. Large decorated initial "C". Text from (Bamberg State Library, Msc.Bibl.140).

Ekphonetic notation consists of symbols added to certain sacred texts, especially lectionary readings of Biblical texts, as a mnemonic device to assist in their cantillation.

Pahawh onsets. Except for the null onset series at lower right, these are consistent for stages 2–4. Row 3 reads l-, dl-, dlh- in Hmong Njua.

Pahawh Hmong

Indigenous semi-syllabic script, invented in 1959 by Shong Lue Yang, to write two Hmong languages, Hmong Daw (Hmoob Dawb White Miao) and Hmong Njua AKA Hmong Leng (Moob Leeg Green Miao).

Indigenous semi-syllabic script, invented in 1959 by Shong Lue Yang, to write two Hmong languages, Hmong Daw (Hmoob Dawb White Miao) and Hmong Njua AKA Hmong Leng (Moob Leeg Green Miao).

Pahawh onsets. Except for the null onset series at lower right, these are consistent for stages 2–4. Row 3 reads l-, dl-, dlh- in Hmong Njua.
Pahawh rimes, stage 2. The tone diacritics are irregular. Note that -v tone is sometimes written with the left-hand rime glyph, sometimes with the right. In stage 3, it is consistently written with the right-hand glyph, and all tones have the diacritics of koo above: [left glyph] -b none, -m dot, -j macron; [right glyph] -v none, - dot, -s macron, -g trema. When used, -d tone takes the left-hand glyphs with a stroke diacritic. The ia and a rows may be read a and aa in Hmong Njua.
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Pahawh Hmong Semi-Keyboard Web

Punctuation is derived from the Roman alphabet, presumably through French or Lao, except for a sign introduced by one of Shong's disciples that replaced Shong's, but also includes a native sign for reduplication and a native cantillation mark.

John Diamond (doctor)

Physician and author on holistic health and creativity.

Physician and author on holistic health and creativity.

Cantillation conventionally refers to the chanting of sacred texts, but Diamond applied it in a wider sense both of feeling loved, and in turn expressing that love to others through music, art, poetry and any other act of creativity.

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Australia's largest independent record label.

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High altar, barren, with few adornments, as is custom during Lent

Ngắm Mùa Chay

Catholic devotion containing many hymns that developed out of 17th century Vietnam.

Catholic devotion containing many hymns that developed out of 17th century Vietnam.

High altar, barren, with few adornments, as is custom during Lent

The meditations are cantillated, according to the rules of Đọc kinh, from the foot of the sanctuary by one, three, or up to fifteen cantors.

Countries that use the Arabic script:

Arabic alphabet

Arabic script as it is codified for writing Arabic.

Arabic script as it is codified for writing Arabic.

Countries that use the Arabic script:
Evolution of early Arabic calligraphy (9th–11th century). The Basmala is taken as an example, from Kufic Qur’ān manuscripts. (1) Early 9th century script used no dots or diacritic marks; (2) and (3) in the 9th–10th century during the Abbasid dynasty, Abu al-Aswad's system used red dots with each arrangement or position indicating a different short vowel. Later, a second system of black dots was used to differentiate between letters like fā’ and qāf; (4) in the 11th century (al-Farāhīdī's system) dots were changed into shapes resembling the letters to transcribe the corresponding long vowels. This system is the one used today.
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Intellark imposed on a QWERTY keyboard layout

This is why in an important text such as the Qur’ān the three basic vowel signs (see below) are mandated, like the ḥarakāt and all the other diacritics or other types of marks, for example the cantillation signs.

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Restored oldest synagogue of the Malabar Jews, with a Sefer Torah scroll and offering occasional services.

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and the congregational biblical reading is done in a form of accentuated recitation called Cantillation.