i've never heard of the letter Hei being silent. certainly not in the pronouns hoo and he. can anyone explain this??
It's not silent to my hearing, it's just not very pronounced. This is the way most people would pronounce it when not thinking about it.
Jerrettph the word או in the meaning of 'or' is pronounced 'oh' and not 'oo' so when you here 'hoo yeled' you need to realize it is הוא ילד and not או ילד