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R.1  The Medial Letters in Rashi Script

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Learning the Medial Forms in Rashi Script

The "medial" letters (non-ending forms) in Rashi script are as follows:

Rashi Script Medial Letters Table

Initial Observations

Notice that I shaded the cells of the table where the Rashi script differs from the square script (indicated in red) that you have already learned. In particular, note the following differences:

  • Aleph looks like Chet with an ascending stroke
  • Bet looks like Tsade script
  • Dalet looks like the number 7
  • Zayin looks like a mirrored Vav
  • Tet looks like Ayin with a straight descender
  • Nun looks like Resh
  • Samech looks like Mem Sofit script
  • Tsade looks like Lamed (or Zayin in script)
  • Sin/Shin is an entirely new form

Study Tip: Create flashcards with the Rashi script on one side and the regular book print on the other side.

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