I received a p'sak from my rav earlier today permitting me to revert my pronunciation from a modern Israeli-American pronunciation that I learned as a child to the old Yekkish Ashkenazis (with the חולם pronounced as as German au [aʊ] and ע as ng [ŋ], as well as the usual Ashkenazi features). However, while I was davening Minchoh, I noticed that some of my former liturgical pronunciation was slipping through.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how to drill oneself to successfully change the pronunciation for one's Hebrew? (although only partially, I want to maintain the Israeli accent for conversational purposes)

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    Shenayim Mikra. (Note I didn't say Targum.)
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 20:17
  • @Double I was about to suggest that! Isn't that just the cure all?
    – user6591
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 20:21
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    @DoubleAA, I found that I'm pronouncing my patachim (passachim) as aw, rather than a, so more like a komotz. However, B"H, I'm still differentiating between regular kamatz and kamatz katon. Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 20:25
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    @NoachmiFrankfurt Ok... Just do Shnayim Mikra slowly and carefully the way you want to train yourself in. It takes some time. I mean like many months before it's really natural. Also, it may take a number of weeks after you can get it in your silent Amida before you can do it out loud in a repitition.
    – Double AA
    Commented Jun 10, 2015 at 20:57
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    …A proper answer, as I think it might make more sense then. Commented Jun 11, 2015 at 0:46


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