Wait, so is it pronounced "Ha-khalav", "Heh-khalav" or "Eh-Khalav"? The audio it's not very clear and kind of sounds like "Ah-khalav"
Colloquially it’s supposed to be hakhaláv, and the /h/ sound is usually omitted or even replaced with a glottal stop (like א). Prescriptively, which is what this course seems to be aiming for, it should be hekhalav.
the text book and the narrators on the news would say "Heh-khalav"
people on the street in Israel would say "ah-khalav"
Yes. Colloquially - all the ה as in "the" are ha, and all the ו as in "and" are ve. Fomally - there are more forms of these... Colloquially - ha'khalav. Formally - He'khalav.
I appreciate your correction. I hate it when they roll with colloquial pronunciations instead of correct pronunciations.
It sounds as though the speaker is saying, "Bachalav." Am I just hearing it oddly, or is the pronunciation wrong?
Yes you should say it. The male speaker here is not adequate for teaching pronunciation. I've heard a female speaker once that was much better.
Yes, Faiza, and when I lived in Syria they told me that Aleppo (in Arabic, Halab) is also from the same root as milk... and the Syrians told me that Abraham (Ibrahim) stayed there and drank tons of milk on his way to the promised land...
Is this like spelling "Hanukkah" as "Chanukah"? Is "kh" supposed to represent "k" or "hh"? "kh" or "ch" for "ח" never made sense to me, even as a kid. If everyone used IPA instead it would be much clearer! "ח" is pronounced /x/ in IPA, like the Scottish loch: /ˈlɒx/.
Yes, that's the same pronunciation & spelling at the beginning of the words "halav" and "hanukkah". A little difficult to spell those vowls as they're nonexistent in English and western languages in general, and unfortunately, I'm afraid ipa is not popular enough to be used as a replacement..
The ב isn't making any vowel sound (most vowels are not written), just /b/ or /v/. As for whether it sounds /b/ or /v/, well, there are diacritic marks that are sometimes used in a religious context, but here, we're on our own.
I think it is a B at beginning of word but a V at other times. Remember though when "the" , "and" etc are added as a prefix the second letter is the begining of the word so it is a B then too.
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No, it's Chet. Tav sticks out a little too the left on both top on bottom (depending on your font). Chet: ח; Tav: ת.
When first learning the Hebrew alef-bet letters, this rabbi helped me a lot: https://www.shalomadventure.com/video/hebrew-lessons