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