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THE LETTERS
(Sequence used is according to how they appear in The Blessing Over The Wine)

The main objectives:

  1. Listen to the sound for the pronunciation of the letters.
  2. Read the letter's name.
  3. Observe the shape of the letters.You will be quizzed on this shortly.
  4. Observe their English equivalent letters.
  5. Keep I - IV in your memory. (More drills are to come).

9
lamed
Lamed
L

8
yod
Yod
Y

7
hey
Hey
H

6
tav
Tav
T

5
aleph
Alef
Silent

4
final chaf
Final Chaf
Ch

3
vav
Vav
V

2
resh
Resh
R

1
bet
Bet
B

  17
tet
Gimel
G

16
fey
Fey
F

15
pey
Pey
P

14
ayin
Ayin
Silent

13
final mem
Final Mem
M

12
mem
Mem
M

11
final nun
Final Nun
N

10
nun
Nun
N

NOTES !

  1. In the complete Hebrew alphabet there are 31 letters. Five ( 5 ) out of 31 are final letters

  2. Final letters - appears only at the end of a word, however, not each word ends with a final letter.

    Each final letetr has its regular equivalent letter. Both make the same sound.

    Regular letters - is used in the beginning, middle or at the end of a word.

  3. In Hebrew, as well as in English, there are letters who differ in shape and are similar in sound. Or: Similar in shape but differ in sound.
  4. The letters: vavvavand yodyodcan appear in a word, as a vowel or/and as a consonant.
  5. The "ch" Chaf(Chaf) and Final Chafsound has no English equivalent.

  6. The "G" sound is hard "g" as in get.

       

 

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