View Full Version : Westminster Hebrew Morphology 4.14 available to BW8 users as well ?

07-02-2011, 08:17 AM
does anyone know if WTM 4.14 be also available to BW8 users as well ?


07-02-2011, 04:18 PM
Yep, the WTS Hebrew Morphology 4.14 is included.

07-02-2011, 09:01 PM
Yep, the WTS Hebrew Morphology 4.14 is included.

That's great news!

By the way, for anyone who's interested... the details of what all is in the 4.14 update can be found here (http://www.grovescenter.org/GC/news/morph-4.14-released).

Jim Wert
07-02-2011, 11:42 PM
The original question was:
"does anyone know if WTM 4.14 be also available to BW8 users as well ?"

The answer was:

Yep, the WTS Hebrew Morphology 4.14 is included.

In the past, BW has not retrofitted new editions of databases to earlier versions. For a time they supplied corrections to existing versions in BW7 after BW8 came out, but didn't supply any new editions.
BW7 had the 2005 WTM Release 4.4.
BW8 had the 2008 WTM Release 4.10.
My understanding is that changes in WTM releases, for royalty reasons, go with BW editions.

I wonder if Mike B didn't misread your question, seeing 8 as 9 (after all, everyone is preoccupied with 9 these days).


07-03-2011, 12:08 AM
You are quite right. I read 9 for 8. WTM 4.14 is available only in BW9. The reason is basically royalties. WTS requires an additional royalty for the upgrade so we would either have to pay it for all previous users or figure out a way to collect it when it is downloaded. Neither option is viable for us. We have appealed to WTS to set up a different royalty structure. Perhaps some day they will. There are also new features in WTM 4.14 which require program changes and we don't have the manpower to maintain previous versions indefinitely.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.


07-03-2011, 04:20 AM
that's too bad ......
thanks for the clarification, though.


07-03-2011, 08:51 PM
We, know BibleWork 9 has WTM 4.14, but what's so special about it? and How does it differ from previous versions? Here's how:

Take from the following (link) (http://www.grovescenter.org/GC/news/morph-4.14-released)

The Westminster Leningrad Codex (WLC)

No morphology can be accurate or complete without an accurate and complete text upon which it is based. With every release of our Hebrew morphology we also release an updated version of the text upon which it is based:

16 changes in vowels
49 changes in accents
60 changes in morphological divisions ("slashes")
WLC was compared to Biblia Hebraica Quinta so far as has been published: #18 Megilloth, #5 Deuteronomy, #20 Ezra-Nehemiah and #17 - Proverbs. We have yet to have a disagreement in consonants with BHQ, but we disagree with BHQ about some punctuation and vowels.

The notes where WLC disagrees with Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia have been adjusted. WLC and BHS continue to converge with fewer and fewer disagreements.

The Morphology

In this past year we have made the following changes:

9 changes in lemmas
23 changes in parsing
4 changes in part of speech
1 change in word division
2 additions of an implicit definite article

We are rapidly approaching the point where errors are obvious. More and more, it is becoming a matter of how to interpret the physical manuscript of the Leningrad Codex or a matter of interpretation or grammatical ambiguity for parsing. We are documenting our disagreements with HALOT not just with lemmas, but also with part of speech assignments and parsings.