Following the question about שכר ושכר,

Shin and Sin letters have a little dot that does not have a name and is used exclusively to differentiate between them (diacritic).

I read books about the spiritual meaning of different Nikkud signs but I don't recall that dot.

Is the dot mentioned by interpreters as a part of Hebrew Nikkud? If not, then why not?

  • See how yeshaya 5.5 is quoted in yerushalmi Bava Kama 1.1
    – Dr. Shmuel
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 19:18
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    Rav Hirsch seems to learn that Shin and Sin are two different letters, but because they can be exchanged for one another exegetically they indicate differing degrees of intensity in meaning.
    – DonielF
    Commented May 20, 2019 at 19:19


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