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The letter ף

Hi everyone, can you help me? I'm a bit confused. What is this letter: ף?

3 weeks ago

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It's a pey (fey) sofit, the final form of פ (pey), which represents p/f in English. Certain letters in Hebrew take on different forms when they are used to end a word, a phenomenon you can read more about here.

However, native Hebrew words cannot end in a p sound, so the pey sofit always represents the fey (f) sound. Loanwords ending in the letter p use the non-final פ.

3 weeks ago

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Thank you very much :)

3 weeks ago

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technically words can end with פ but it is rare, and most words end with ף

3 weeks ago

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It's the final form of letter פ :)

3 weeks ago

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Thanks !

3 weeks ago
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