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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hello HebrewPod101.com listeners!

After practicing, are you able to pronounce the shva vowels?

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Tuesday at 10:55 AM
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Hello Tammy,

Thank you for your positive feedback.

We are very happy to learn about your success in learning Hebrew! :heart:

Let us know if you have any question.



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Saturday at 03:50 AM
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What a great course! Thank you for making Hebrew fun and easy! (Yes! I did say "easy".) I've completed the "All About" and "Basic Bootcamp" lessons and am almost done with this one - "Pronunciation". You have presented learning Hebrew in such a way that once you get a good grasp of the basics, advancing is not that difficult. I almost cried when I realized I could already "read". Okay, a little bit, but I did read the words, even guessing at what they were by recalling the basics you've already given me - and got it right! With such success, you've got a loyal customer and I will highly recommend this course to anyone else who wants to learn modern Hebrew.

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Monday at 09:53 PM
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Shalom Alex,

Thank you very much for your comment.

We are happy to have you here.

To your question, the answer is no.

For a better underrating of Shva, please refer to:


Happy Hebrew learning,


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Sunday at 04:22 PM
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Is (word-initial) SHVA pronunciation affected when a word is prefixed with a definite article, a preposition, or the like? E.g., would NESHAMA become HANESHAMA or HANSHAMA (now that NUN is no longer word-initial)? Would RECHAVA become URECHAVA or URCHAVA? And would KEHILOT become MIKEHILOT or MIKHILOT?



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Saturday at 04:07 AM
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Shalom Daniel,

Please excuse me for the poor explanation, I"ll try to make this more clear :wink:

In Modern Hebrew, shva is either pronounced /e/ or is mute (ร˜), regardless of its traditional classification as shva naแธฅ (ืฉึฐืื•ึธื ื ึธื—) or shva na (ืฉึฐืื•ึธื ื ึธืข). The Israeli standard for its transliteration is /e/ only for a pronounced shva na (i.e., one which is pronounced /e/) and no representation in transliteration if the shva is mute.

a shva is pronounced (e) under certain conditions.

(to learn more about those conditions please refer to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shva)

When it's mute, it sounds like, for example: the "L" sound in your name - Daniel, or the last "N" sound in the word "Lebanon" or the "SH" in the word "push" etc...


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Friday at 11:13 AM
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I'm confused... What does "aa" or "bb" etc. sound like? Is that just another way of saying that the sh'va nakh is silent?

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Sunday at 09:18 AM
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Shalom John,

"Sh'va" is a consonant, not a vowel.

it's sound is: aa, bb, cc,dd, rr,pp,kk,ll, nn etc...

In Na'alayim the sh'va come in the last letter and sound like : mm.


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Friday at 05:47 AM
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Please tell me is a Sh'va pronounce "i"- short sounding I. Or, "eh" as in. And do you sound it out when it's written like this:_ like na'alayim?