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I know there are different nusachot, but is there a maximal amount?

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  • How do you want to count? By name? By shape? By tune? For all 24 books of Tanach? – Double AA Jun 1 at 16:57
  • How about all of them? – Kfir Jun 1 at 17:05
  • Did you find something lacking in the lists on the web, like at Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… I don't want to require someone to just copy those here, but if you can explain what exactly you aren't sure about or what your motivation for asking is, someone is more likely to get you a original helpful response. – Double AA Jun 1 at 17:09
  • So per Rabbi Wikipedia, the answer is thirty two? – Kfir Jun 1 at 17:19
  • If you say so (I haven't checked). There's bound to be different ways of counting things but without any guidance from you that's as good an answer as any. – Double AA Jun 1 at 17:23
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Is this chart from the latest Koren Tanakh helpful?

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  • I don't see how it's more helpful than wikipedia. Arguably less so in fact. It doesn't list all four kinds of munach (wikipedia at least lists 2) nor does it list maalya, sachfa, 'metiga', though it does list yored separate from merkha, distinguishes 3 of the 4 reviim in Emet (wp doesn't at all), and doesn't bother with the 'double pashta'. Don't get me wrong, neither list is terrible. – Double AA Jun 1 at 17:53
  • @DoubleAA What are the "4 reviim in Emet"? I know the three listed above. – magicker72 Jun 2 at 0:16
  • @magicker revia gadol revia katan and revia mugrash are three. The fourth is the revia that comes at the end of verses instead of an etnachta when the stitch after the etnachta would be too short like in the last verse in Psalms. Some call it the oxymoronic revia mugrash bli geresh רמב"ג but R Breuer maintained that classically it was called just revia plain without a modifier. AFAICT he's right but it's really unhelpful for clear discussion so I'll often call it the "simple revia" or "final revia" or something like that. – Double AA Jun 2 at 0:24
  • @DoubleAA I understood (following Wickes) that these were just a revia mugrash (Wickes adds in the geresh, AFAICT). I guess that understanding is outdated? – magicker72 Jun 2 at 0:45
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    @IsaacMoses yes exactly right, it is coming in 2-3 months – mbloch Jun 2 at 13:17
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tabula accentuum So DoubleAA, you said there are four types of munach? What else is missing?

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