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By Edna Amir Coffin

ISBN-10: 0521527333

ISBN-13: 9780521527330

ISBN-10: 0521820332

ISBN-13: 9780521820332

This prepared, obtainable advisor to all points of up to date Hebrew grammar provides the elemental constructions of the language. It makes use of not less than really expert linguistic terminology to investigate grammatical different types, words, expressions, and the development of clauses and sentences. Verb and noun tables are supplied in addition to a accomplished index during this priceless instructing source and easy-to-use reference instrument.

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Adik. 'i? kihbutz. ch in foreign words, such as Charlie ('~1·~). p k ? s_id r as in the tirst sound of r_un. It is 'l'P pronounced almost like the r in French or German. Some pronounce it like the rolling r as in Spanish. 'tlj e sh sh as in the first sound of shop. 1 e s s as in the first sound of ~un. sin 1'YJ n J? t t as in the first sound of [able. tav )J;I The following letters, which were historically distinct, have the same sound today. shote ala sar lakh lsav cold drink went up minister to you summons Word 1 ,i?

They are marked by insertion of a dot into the middle of a letter. The three have different labels, as they have different values and functions. ) •:> •1 'l 'J.. The dagesh kal consists of a dot inserted into these letters to distinguish two variant pronunciations: 'T-l '9 'ZI ,,. ) ':I '1 'l ':::1 (continuants), respectively. The latter occurred after vowels, the former elsewhere. l ,'J ,':::1, have maintained the two variants (b, k, p vs. v, kh,f~ respectively), while the other three, 'l1 ,'i ,'l, have lost that distinction.

It is never realized at the end of words: N":~i? kara. N''J~ hari. ' In deliberate speech it is realized as a glottal stop with a stressed vowel: nz:t";li? ::1 , kar'a. h h, as in the first sound of flpy, word intially: p ben, or after a closed syllable: i1:;J";ID harhe, :J 11' v or after an open syllable in some patterns: 1~1 diber. v, as in the first sound of y_ine, atlcr a vowel or at the end of words: NJ;l~V savta, ::llJ:;t katav. l ~ g gas in the first sound in green 'l ~~ j as in the first sound in George ('l";li'l) l ?

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