Is the audio cutting out too soon here? I know people have reported this elsewhere and by the spelling I'm assuming this ends in an "ot" sound but the audio cuts off and sounds like it ends in an "oh" sound.
indeed, it sounds as if someone accidentally cut the recording. there is no such word as "תחפושו", and it should be takh-po-sot
I contend that there is an "ot" at the end. After practicing the pronunciation of some words taught to me by my uncle (who teaches from a Yemenite dialect), I've learned that those t's are sometimes so soft that it's almost more like a "th" .
An example would be "Shabbath." He taught me to say it with a soft "-th" , instead of a hard "-t" . Same goes for other words, like Sukkoth, HaMatzoth, et cetera. Mind you, I'm not saying this is how all עברית works. I'm just saying, just because you don't hear a hard "-t" at the end doesn't mean it's not there.
I can hear it, but I'm used to listening to a softer "-th" ending.
I'm a native Hebrew, if you hear the "ת" ending in that practice, I must say that אני מורידה את הכובע בפניך!
About the soft "ת" - the letter ת, just like the letters כ ב can be מנוקדת (with Niqqud) with דגש (the small dot in the middle of the letter - e.g. כֶּלֶב, there is a דגש in the כ). When ת is מנוקדת with דגש it pronounced hard, when it doesn't מנוקדת with דגש it pronounced softer, like the ת in שבת. That's why in prayers the letter ת being pronounced sometimes more like ט and sometimes more like ס. It is also the reason for the "wierd" pronunction in Yiddish - shabbeth (שבת), rahmunes (רחמנות). But in everyday modern Hebrew the pronunciation is wrong and lacking those diffrences (among the diffrences between חכ, טת, אע and somtimes even ה). The opposite ניקוד to דגש, btw, named רפֿה [ra-FE], it is marked with little line above the soft letter (like the פ in רפֿה). It is not in use in modern Hebrew.
Another big diffrence in pronunciation of Yemenits is the pronunciation of צֵירֵה (the two dots beneath the צ ב). Most people pronounce it like the Ashkenazic pronounction - "ey" - while the original pronounction of it similar to סֶגול - "e" - and that's how Yemenites usually pronounce it.
I hadn't noticed until I saw your question, but yes, I heard it that way too.
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It's obviously an "ot" ending.
This is very strange it said my answer was wrong because I didn't add "dressing up". That's right. Excuse me, do you have costumes was marked incorrect; it wanted: do you have dressing up costumes!
Why can't this be "do you have disguises" - I'm pretty sure there's another sentence where תחפושת is translated as "disguise" ...
I'm not sure about that, but I think that disguise is תחפושת that was made for camouflage purposes (e.g "Sherlok Holmes's disguises were excellent!"), while costume is more like the kind of costume one would wear on Purim, Halloween, or to a costume party.
But it looks to me like the same word ( תחפושת ) can either be translated as costume or disguise. So, "do you have disguises" should be just as acceptable as "do you have costumes".
Well, it depends on the context. In the present case, there is no possible connection - in my opinion - between the content of the sentence and costumes for camouflage purposes, aka disguises. Note that this is a question, that it is addressed to "plural-you"*, and that it is תחפושות - plural, not a single תחפושת. All of the above, as well as the question structure indicate that the speaker is looking to buy, rent or borrow costume or costumes.
*For some reason it is customary in Hebrew to turn to a seller in plural when asked about the service provided by the store (where he/she works). I do not know why is it so, it may have been something under the influence of the past - as at that time it was customary to speak plural in order to express respect. It may also be that when we turn to the seller, we do not really relate to what the seller himself, as a person, can provide us, but to what the store - a body that is usually made up of several people - can provide us...