Hebrew Consonants and vowels
The "I" class vowels
All the "I" class vowels are pronounced with an "ee" sound. In modern Hebrew there is no significant differentiation in vowel length for hirik and hirik yud.
The yud of hirik yud is a matres lectionis—it acts as a vowel—this is an ancient tradition known from exilic times before the Masorites added nikkud to the Hebrew text.
"I" class vowels are usually transliterated with the letter "i".
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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Lessons 8-13. HERE.
continue to Lesson 11: Hebrew "O" class Vowels. HERE.