I am learning how to sing the torah (lain) (which is a Jewish thing to do).
It seems that all the music (notes) is in the vowels and not in the consonants/letters (consonants by themselves can not be song) the shva (אְ) is sometimes a/the (consonant letter over it) and sometimes a vowel (can be song).
So I tried singing all of the vowels in Hebrew
they all make a single clear sound (אָ אַ אֶ אְ אִ אֻ\אוּ)
except the the choilam (אוֹ\אֹ), I was unable to sing it, it was coming out as a komats (אָ),
and the tsairae (אֵ) was coming out as a segol (אֶ).
What sounds do the choilam (אוֹ\אֹ) and the tsairae (אֵ) make?
(are they diphthongs of a komats (אָ)/segol (אֶ) and a hirik (אִ)?
(if yes, do we sing it as the komats (אָ)/segol (אֶ) and in the end make a short hirik sound? (or we split the singing in half, half on the komats/segol and half on the hilik?))
or is it a vowel plus (+) a consonant, of a komats (אָ)/segol (אֶ) and a yud (י) (so then only the komats (אָ)/segol (אֶ) is sung).
Are there any Jewish sources on this?
Please correct me if i am wrong
a quote from the cover of this book
אין הברה בלי נקוד ואין קול בלי טעם