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Hebrew Consonants and vowels

LESSON 8
"A" class vowels

The "A" class vowels

All the "A" class vowels are pronounced with an "ah" sound. Vowel length is indicated by the nikkud which accompanies each consonant. In modern Hebrew there is no differentiation in vowel length for kamats and pata.

The ataf pata only occurs with the
guttural letters [א ה ח ע].

"A" class vowels are usually transliterated as "a".

consonant symbol

"A" class Vowels

 

Practice. ...Putting things together.
Listen to and practice saying these consonant-vowel combinations. Each combination, whether open or closed, represents a syllable.

 

OPEN syllables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLOSED syllables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for some real Hebrew words

 

 

 

 

WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD: Print your Hebrew
vowels WORKSHEET to accompany
Lessons 8-13. HERE.

 continue to Lesson 9: Hebrew "E" class Vowels. HERE.

 
           
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