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answered How do you pronounce Hashem's name when there is a prefix?
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comment Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending
Dipthong and Example - Please note the chireq which explains syllabification @Double AA. I think in the end pronunciation varies greatly.
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comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
I apologize, I shouldn't assume anything about anyone.I am deeply sorry. I think looking at your rendering, we might be forgetting that the vowel shuruk can be written with an Aleph.
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revised Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending
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comment Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending
@DoubleAA How could there not be a dipthong? ya-DI-yim.
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revised Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending
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comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
Essentially, my point is this: before we say the word "apple," we momentarily close the glottis. You can feel it if you try. In both examples from the poster, that's what is marked by the Aleph. יְראו is the better of the two to really notice this physically. This is a much earlier Hebrew than the one in shul or spoken in Israel today.
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revised Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
changed STOP to GLOTTAL STOP
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comment Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
I apologize, I was going to quote wiki myself: I made the point that the Alef IS pronounced: it's a consonant known as the glottal stop. Its use as a vowel and matres lectonis is much later: books.google.com/… In addition, all the matres lectonis had their consonant value originally pronounced with the vowel. STOP does not mean not to make a sound: it means to make the glottal stop. Historically, Hebrew has origins not part of a basic Jewish education.
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answered Silent aleph (no, I mean really silent)
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comment Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending
Hello and thanks WAF for the welcome, that means a lot. I've been a visitor and felt compelled to post. I think the question remains open: the syballification @DoubleAA presented doesn't take into account the dipthong. The text I'm using is amazon.com/Complete-Biblical-Hebrew-Yourself-Language/dp/…. A text like this teaches Hebrew differently from how the average Jewish person is taught, especially sounds. My theory about this is as follows:YIM is only used when the consonant before the yud is a nasal (a M or N sound in Hebrew).
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comment Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending
No I think the question remains open: the syballification you presented doesn't take into account the dipthong.
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asked Prounciation - IM vs YIM? with ים ending