The "E" class vowels are pronounced with either an "eh" sound or "ei" (segol yud). Vowel length is indicated by the nikkud which accompanies each consonant. In modern Hebrew there is no significant differentiation in vowel length for Tsere and Segol.
The hataf segol only occurs with the guttural letters [א ה ח ע].
These vowels are usually transliterated as "e" or "ei" (segol yud).
Practice. ...Putting things together.
Listen to and practice saying these consonant-vowel combinations. Each combination, whether open or closed, represents a syllable.
Now for some real Hebrew words
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