is is because in this word the pronunciation is different. The א is used for as a placeholder and can have different sounds because the vocals that you don't write in Hebrew make out how it will sound. in this case, אַבא has an a sound vocal that you can see now beneath it but in Israel, you don't write with them if you are not a child. here is this word אוֹהב ( to love) you have the sound "o" because it would be written with a vocal of the sound "o" on top of the second letter ( the little dot). this is really the difficult part of the Hebrew language because you don't have the little dots and strokes underneath the letters in the everyday language. you just have to memorize wichh combinations of wich letters means what.
I open DuoLingo to find that my XP has been docked 10pts because i didnt practice my first lesson (which I competed to level 5, with a gold emblem.) now you guys are taking 10 points away from me unless i the practice this? Please, confirm that this is how you truly want to treat your user base before replying to me. i will be leaving a wholly negative review and I will delete this application entierelt if you take xp away from me for "not practicing".
Writing in this thread, you are addressing other learners, not Duolingo itself. Nobody from Duo will see your post in here.
Duolingo doesn't take away points for not practicing. Not sure where you got that from. Maybe tour internet connection glitched for a moment, and it didn't record your lesson. It happens.