Cantillation Marks in Biblical Hebrew
What do I do with them??? I searched for their meaning a few months ago; it was hard to find a complete list, but I finally did and wrote it down. I don't know what to do with them now. I know that they can be used to read aloud (hence their name) but do I actually need to learn them?
Hi שושנת מים - no, you don't need to learn them at all. Focus on vowel signs and try to push cantillation marks to the background. They are used by the בעל קורא /baal kore/ to generate the appropriate tune while reading the Torah.