Just realized there was a typo in the tag nuschaot - should be nusachot.

I am not sure how to change this and understand only a moderator or high-reputation user can do it. Also not sure it justifies a question on meta but don't know how else to raise this.

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    I'm pretty sure that nuschaot is grammatically correct, as it is the term I most often hear when I listen to scholarly discussions on nusach. Jan 8, 2016 at 14:34
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    You've raised this in an appropriate place. Can you document that the transliteration you propose is correct and that the existing one is not?
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jan 8, 2016 at 16:10

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The spelling "נוסחאות" appears many times on the Mi-Yodeya-beloved HebrewBooks site — many more times than "נוסחות" does. (It also happens to be the plural I'm familiar with.) I think we should leave the tag as it, though map a synonym to it from if there isn't one already.

Also not sure it justifies a question on meta but don't know how else to raise this.

I think this was the ideal place and way to raise the issue.


I thought this was a simple typo but it turns out I was mistaken.

The official plural of nusah according to my modern Hebrew dictionary is nusahim


But indeed nuschaot is widely found and is also how Wikipedia and Wiktionary have it. Someone had asked the same question in a comment on an earlier Meta question

Must be coming from yiddish because I don't quite understand how you can build such a plural in modern Hebrew. But it is clearly correct.

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    See the next entry in that dictionary. It lists nuschaos as the plural of nuscha. The definition it has for nuscha is not relevant here, but perhaps there's another definition also.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 10, 2016 at 3:33
  • @msh210 I checked with the (Israeli) magid shiur from my Sunday night halakha shiur. He said the plural of nusach is nusachim. Nuschaot means (mathematical) formulas. So at least I learned something from my original mistake !
    – mbloch
    Jan 10, 2016 at 20:13

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