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The Artscroll interlinear siddur occassionally offers an unexpected translation. Are there other, similar (word-by-word, not phrase by phrase) translations of the siddur (into English)?

  • Is "interlinear" a technical term or a made up Artscroll one? If the latter, consider describing in regular terms what you seek. – Double AA May 5 '15 at 17:37
  • It's the term used by linguists. – elmindreda Jun 25 '15 at 17:09
  • @DoubleAA Collins collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/… defines interlinear as "written or printed with the text in different languages or versions on alternate lines" which is a good description of the Artscroll interlinear siddur. – Yehuda W Jun 25 '15 at 17:24
  • ArtScroll-Mesorah has the Interlinear translation and layout copyrighted. Because of this there's not any other siddur that has the same "stress-less" layout of the Schottenstein Interlinear Siddurim. You can find similar publications, but they will most likely be not as good. (opinion.) I know some people don't like the ArtScroll translation, but I think they have some very nice English in their siddurim. The Interlinear translation is much more superior to the classic translation though, if that helps at all. – ezra Jul 13 '16 at 5:20
  • @EzraHoerster Do you mean the interlinear is better than the regular Artscroll translation or classic translations in general? In any case, what do you see as the superior aspects? Personally, I like the opportunity to reflect on the translation, which usually I agree with but sometimes causes me to scratch my head. – Yehuda W Jul 14 '16 at 13:06
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Siddur Besamim Rosh Nusach Ashkenaz & Nusach Sefard is an interlinear Siddur. They can be purchased brand new at Jewish Used Books.

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    Linear and interlinear are not the same. Linear provides a line-by-line translation. Interlinear provides a word-by-word translation. Metsuda is linear. I am looking for word-by-word. – Yehuda W May 5 '15 at 11:57
  • Answer has been updated and now features an interlinear Siddur. – Gershon Gold May 5 '15 at 16:27
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If you are Sefardi you might find the Siddur Sefardi haShalem by Rabbi Kohansion useful. It has a linear translation.

  • Welcome to Mi Yodeya, Michael, and thanks for the recommendation (+1). I added a link to your post so people can see more about it. Hope to see you around. – Scimonster May 5 '15 at 16:45
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    I'm going to second Scimonster's welcome. I don't really think this is what the OP is looking for. This has the English running in the opposite direction to the Hebrew, which would likely make understanding it more confusing – Noach MiFrankfurt May 5 '15 at 17:10
  • @NoachMiFrankfurt that is confusing, that had to be seen to be believed! – barlop Dec 19 '16 at 13:11

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