Is "ק" pronounced as a uvular stop, like Arabic "ق", or a velar one like "כ"?
It's parallel to the Arabic "ق", but today everyone pronounces it same as "כ" or "ك".
I'm relatively new to this language but if i recall correctly it's like this: most people pronounce it as a velar stop like "כ" however, there are native speakers who pronounce it as a uvular stop like ق (mainly people from arabic descent)
I know we have to make some mistakes, in order to learn, but the Hebrew course, is the only one in my courses that doesn't teach the word before correct us. There is no orange word with the meaning when you click it. And I know it's a beta version, but this needs to be improved. And I imagine that is a course for people who has a previous adknowledge of a language, like so many, that doesn't teach some rules, but is to hard sometimes without the help of orange words (the new ones). I did some lessons with a particular teacher, so I know the letters, but sometimes the sound of Duolingo pronounce differs from the sound I've learned, and that confuses me a lot. Thanks for this space.
I am asking myself, if Hebrew had to be learned artifcially to be revived, then why did you not learn to pronounce letters like Qop, Tzadei, Cheit etc. the way they used to be pronounced by the ancient jews?
When a language is alive it over goes these sorts of transformations. There are many examples around the world of spoken language dropping the more difficult parts. Specifically, when Hebrew was revived it happened together with Jews returning from exile and many different traditions on how Hebrew is pronounced came together.
I think both reasons created the "lax" version of Hebrew commonly spoken today.
If my understanding is correct, the ר is much closer to French and German "R" than the English one.
Yes, it will be correct, since Hebrew doesn't have different tenses for the present, there's only one tense. So, it could mean both "the woman reads" / "the woman is reading", the meaning changes according to the context or additional words which tells the time/frequency of the action that's done.
I am thoroughly confused! What are the marks before "resh" in the word "reading"?