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"עשר, תשע, שמונֶה, שבע."

Translation:Ten, nine, eight, seven.

September 2, 2016



eser tesha shmoneh sheva


Did I hear it right? ע in עשה sounds deeper than א in את. Are these actually different sounds?


I meant עשר. My bad.


The vast majority of Hebrew speakers, including the recorded speaker, pronounce them the same - as glottal stop, and without the bottom tongue twist that ע had in the past.

However, either letter on its own can be pronounced with any level of "stop strength" - depending on speaker, context, and how much they want to stress the word. In the sentence above indeed it's quite strong, but I don't think it's because it's ע vs. א.


..., six, five, four, three, two, one, bla... Houston, we have a problem. The onboard computer is malfunctioning and blastoff will have to be delayed to 2157.


״LCשש, חמש, ארבע, שלוש, שתים, אחד. הצתה, והסרה של פלכון 9 מ39-."


עשר or עשרה ?!?!!?!?!?!


עשר female number עשרה male number

For counting you use the female numbers


Is it true that שבע can be more than just a number? My sister Liz has a Hebrew name אלישבע, or G-d is an oath.


On the pealim is written that oath is shvu'a. It is similar. https://www.pealim.com/dict/3662-shvua/


It is just the number in modern Hebrew, and also in biblical Hebrew AFAIK, but the word and the related verbs probably come from the same root, so it makes sense to me that the original meaning of אלישבע has to do with God+auth.

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