Ani-Anti / Ani Anti Variant

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Ani-Anti / Ani Anti - Variant Spelling

-Alma 21:11

P: Anianti > Ani Anti >+ Ani-Anti 1852 1879 1888 1902-1907 1911 1920 1981

A: Ani-anti 1830 – 1849 1858W RLDS 1908

Discussion: Cowdery first spelled it as Anianti, immediately changed it to Ani Anti, later inserted a hyphen to become Ani-Anti in P; set by the 1830 compositor to Ani-anti in A. There is evidence that Anti is a distinct morpheme, as in Anti-Nephi-Lehi. The hyphen is used as in the names Shear-jashub and Maher-shalal-hash-baz, which do not have their following words capitalized because they are sentences in Hebrew.

Acceptability: Skousen accepts Ani-Anti

Source: ATV 4:2037 , 5:3330-31