Hebrew 101: Lesson 2

The new letters required for this lesson are:

or for clarity ל Lamed, pronounced like the 'l' in lamp.

ש Shin, pronounced like the 'sh' in ship.

or for clarity ר Reish, pronounced like the 'r' in road.

or for clarity ד Delet, pronounced like the 'd' in door.

ם Mem sofit (final mem, sof means end), pronounced like the 'm' in mat, it appears only at the end of a word.

The vowels required for this lesson are:

Segol, pronounced eh, as in get. This will be represented on IRC by a the letter vee v

or for clarity Holam (the h here is pronounced like the ch in loch), pronounced o, as in oatmeal or boat. This will be represented on IRC by the lowercase letter i

Holam haser (cholam chaser), this dot appears above the left side of a letter. Is is pronounced the same way a holam is pronounced. This will be represented on IRC by an accent mark `

Vocabulary for this lesson:

  • םולש Shalom -- means peace in mind, in body, and lack of war. Used as a greeting. It is voweled shin-kamatz(T)-lamed-holam(i)-mem sofit.
  • דימלת Pronounced tahl-meed and transliterated talmid, it means student (m.) It is voweled tav-patach(_)-lamed-shva(:)-mem-hiriq(.)-yud-dalet.
  • הדימלת Prounounced tahl-meed-ah and transliterated talmidah, it mean student (f.) It is voweled tav-patach(_)-lamed-shva(:)-mem-hiriq(.)-yud-dalet-kamatz(T)-hey
  • שיא Prounounce eesh and transliterated ish, it mean man. It is voweled aleph-hiriq(.)-yud-shin
  • השא Pronounced eesh-ah and transliterated isha, it means woman. It is voweled aleph-hiriq(.)shin-kamatz(T)-hey
  • הרומ Voweled mem-holam(i)-reish-segol(v)-hey, and pronounce moreh, it mean teacher (m.)
  • הרומ Voweled mem-holam(i)-reish-kamatz(T)-hey, and pronounce morah, it means teacher (f.)
  • אל Voweled lamed-holam haser(`)-aleph Pronounced lo, it mean no
  • ...ה Pronounce ha- and voweled with either a patach (_) or kamatz (T). It means 'the' (a prefix to a word, it cannot stand on its own).
  • לש Voweled with a segol (v) under the shin, it is pronounced shel and means of
  • איה Voweled with a hiriq (.) under the hey, it is pronounced hee and means she
  • ילש Voweled with a segol (v) under the shin and a hiriq (.) under the lamed, it is pronounced shel-li, is transliterated sheli and means of me. It is used where we would use me or mine in English

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