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21 thoughts on “Learning Hebrew – Lesson 8

  1. I’m just a beginner when it comes to Hebrew but you seem to pronounce the supposedly pure vowel “oh” sound like an English diphthong “ou”. Is this standard for Israeli Hebrew? Also, I noticed you pronounced the “ר” as an English alveolar approximant (thick American “r”). Is this common for Ashkenazim in Israel, or just American jews? I thought you were supposed to pronounce the ר as an uvular fricative or trill.

  2. the pronunciation of modern Hebrew is similar to German. the vowels are not diphthongs and the r is guttural (as in french, dutch and southern scandinavian). the sound transcribed as “ch” is pronounced as it would in German “buch” or Scottish “loch”. A more open guttural sound than the r.

  3. OMG!! You just complain! He is doing something good by making this videos so you can learn!!! If you dont like go to watch something else or make your own!!

  4. it is interesting that you pronounce “CH” the same way as in Polish that is as “h” in world “how” in English 🙂
    I believe “ch” in english is pronounces as “k” or “ch” in “cheese”. so where did it come from this “ch” on the end? I don’t criticize, just ask

  5. @TheyDontSee it’s called חטף סגול or “chataf segol” it’s a more complex hebrew vowel which is most common in the bible and almost never used in everyday writing.

    it sounds practically the same as a normal segol. in general a “chataf” is when you add two dots at like in “shevah” to the right of the vowel. it can be added to a kamatz and a petah and once again just as with the segol, it doesnt change the sound of the vowel it is attached to.

  6. @Mogura87 I’m guessing that the guy who posted those videos is American, because of his accent. you are right about your right about the ר sound and the oh sound. native speakers pronounce the vowel oh like in the word “dog’. about the letter ר, i cant really find a good English example of how you should pronounce it correctly but it should sound a bit sharper. not like he pronounces it. its more like the Russian’s or French’s r sound.

  7. Dear Friend, I love the format that you are following in teaching this course. Your speed is just right, I’m following you with pen and ink all the way. If there are any books that you could recommend above others on learning the Hebrew language, please do so. You are a wonderful skilled teacher, and your contribution to the world with sharing your knowledge is so rewarding. Thanks so much for letting the rest of us be your students, and for elevating us with your instructions.

  8. LOL Still the best way to learn, even though he’s reading letters like the R that he hasn’t taught us, and using the dogesh on letters that others aren’t. But nonetheless, I can read the words and I am most grateful to this gentleman.

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