"Thank you dew" should also be accepted. It is weird, but how many Doulingo sentences are :)
Is there anyway of identifying if a Hebrew word is a name? In English a name will always start with a capital letter. Are there any alternative clues in Hebrew or is it just a case of context and learning Hebrew names?
I'm assuming that תודה is an informal use of "thank you?" .... or is there no formal/informal? I don't remember if another form of "thank you" was addressed...
It's used universally. In a very formal situation you might stretch it into a speech, but the word for "thank you" is תודה
Don't like the Hebrew spelling system much tbh. Why have two letters for "t"? But only one letter to represent both "v" and "b"?
It can be frustrating
The t sounds were probably different originally like Arabic ت andط (for one you put your tongue to the teeth, the other by putting the tongue on the roof of the mouth)
B/V as well as P/F and KH/K are actually the same sound in soft/hard versions where speech evolved over time to include the "hard" version, because starting a word with the soft, or saying it right after a full stop us harder. This makes these sounds grammatical, and not am actual part of the phonology.
Originally, only Taw was /t/ and Tet was /tˁ/; same with Samekh, which was originally /sˁ/, not /s/, Qof, which used to be /q/, not /k/, and Ayin, which used to be /ʕ/ not /ʔ/, and Khet, which used to be /ħ/, not /χ/. Hebrew basically lost its pharyngeal consonants.
Then why do you English-speakers have two letters for "k"? Why is one of them either [K] or [S]? Why have "k" before "n" if it is never read? Should I continue?
I'm not aware of S ever making a K sound. I think you mean C can make either a "K" or "S" sound (And sometimes "Ch"!)
Um, I didn't say anything about the letter S. I was talking about the sound [S] which is made by the useless and confusing letter C.