If hebrews d'ont use vowels in writing why letter yod is pronnounce y like in english yes.Semitics have vowels in their alphabet or no?
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closed as off-topic by Double AA♦ Nov 21 '13 at 13:49
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In English, the letter Y sometimes functions as a vowel, and sometimes as a consonant. For instance in the word "spy", it functions as a vowel, being pronounced like the vowel "i" in the first personal pronoun "I". But in the word "yellow", it functions as a consonant, being pronounced like the letter "j" in "fjord".
In Hebrew, the letter י (yod) is defined as a consonant, but sometimes stands for a vowel (just as ה and ו can also sometimes stand for vowels) - though only in specific situations. See also here.