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Unit Three - Learning Hebrew Syllables
I am the Aleph and the Tav, the First and the Last

In order to properly pronounce a Hebrew word, you will need to understand how the word is divided into syllables (i.e., units of distinct sound).

Word Division


  • After studying this unit, you should be able to begin reading, writing, and reciting Hebrew words. Start with Section 3.1 and down move through the list.



The Two Rules


Syllable Classification


Hebrew Accent Marks


Dotted Letters


Vocal Sheva (na)


Silent Sheva (nach)


Furtive Patach


Quiescent Letters


The Maqqef (hyphen)


Qamets Chatuph


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Unit Three Exercises

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