Questions pertaining to the Hebraic vowel points systems with regards to their relationship and application within Judaism.
In the Hebrew language, there are no vowels. The proper pronunciation of words in holy texts was passed down via word-of-mouth in an unbroken chain of transmission for millennia. In the Medieval Period, a group of scribes called "the Masoretes" began developing different systems of diacritical signs or "vowel points" for one to know how to pronounce words without having to memorize the pronunciation tradition. This is known in Hebrew as "nikkud" or "nekudot" (dots). The most popular of these systems was the Tiberian Nikkud system, which is still in use to this day.
This tag pertains to questions about the various vowel point systems used by Jews with regards to Judaism specifically, and not the Hebrew language in general.