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  • Vowels

    VOWELS

    Sounds Like . . .

    Vowel

    Vowel

    Vowel

    AH (as in "father")

    }X

    ;X

    'X

    EH (as in "wet")

    ?X

    ,X

    eX

    EE (as in "cheek")

    &nbsp

    yiX

    iX

    O (as in "store")*

    |X

    AX

    OX

    OO (as in "moon")

    &nbsp

    WX

    uX

    silent

    &nbsp

    X

    .X


    *NOTE: If one of the consonants is a Shin (with the OX vowel on the right), the dot for the "O" vowel overlays the dot on the Shin and cannot be distinguished.

    Example:
    h,vm = Moses. Notice that the mem has no vowel associated with it; therefore, one can assume the "O" vowel is there above the shin.


    Diphthongs: Combinations of two back-to-back vowel sounds within the same syllable. For example, oy in the word boy is a diphthong.

    DIPHTHONGS

    Sounds Like . . .

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    &nbsp

    AH-Y, forming I, as in "like"

    y;X

    y'X

    EH-Y, forming A, as in "make"

    &nbsp

    yeX

    OH-Y, forming OY, as in "boy"

    yOX

    yAX

    OO-Y, forming OOEY, as in "gooey"

    yuX

    yWX


    As far as I know, the tables above cover the Hebrew vowels and vowel sounds. Any other marks that you may see above or below the Hebrew letters (including the wishbone-looking mark) in printed texts are used to indicate how the verse is supposed to be "sung" by one reading the scripture in the synagogue and have nothing to do with the meaning/translation of the verses. You will find, however, that the dot (or "dagesh") will appear with many of the consonants within a word (e.g. T, C, L, etc.) that are often there for grammatical reasons that go well beyond Basic Hebrew.


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    Last edited by hyssop; 02-06-2002, 12:03 AM.
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    YHWH - Consonants Or Vowels?

    Is the so called "tetragrammaton" YHWH consonants or vowels?

    CONSONANTS OR VOWELS
    [ALL] Praise Be To YAHWEH! "HalleluYAH[WEH]!" Yahshua Gave All Esteem [Glory] To Father Yahweh (Yahchanan [John] 3:34; 4:26; 5:19,30; 7:16,18,28, 8:17,18,28,42,50; 12:47-50; 14:24; 17:8; Mattithyah [Matthew] 20:23; 26:39; Acts 3:22,26).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Frank4YAHWEH
      Is the so called "tetragrammaton" YHWH consonants or vowels?

      URL Correction:

      CONSONANTS OR VOWELS
      Consonants Or Vowels?
      [ALL] Praise Be To YAHWEH! "HalleluYAH[WEH]!" Yahshua Gave All Esteem [Glory] To Father Yahweh (Yahchanan [John] 3:34; 4:26; 5:19,30; 7:16,18,28, 8:17,18,28,42,50; 12:47-50; 14:24; 17:8; Mattithyah [Matthew] 20:23; 26:39; Acts 3:22,26).

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