https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa976172

Why leave off the vowels in beginning Hebrew?

Why on earth would you leave off the vowels in beginning Hebrew? The vowels are not commonly removed until a reader becomes advanced.

3 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Meital640
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Trust me,it's better to learn Hebrew without vowels! It can be hard at the beginning but it forces you to learn the words without vowels. Good luck!

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa976172

I guess I should have been clearer. I am writing to the developers. I have experience in biblical Hebrew.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mazzorano
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Hi Lisa, see my response here.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Whiskkebarr

Hebrew has always been written without the niqqud. The niqqud are used for special cases like Jews learning Hebrew and foreigners visiting Israel. Once you know how to pronounce a word in Hebrew, vowels aren't necessary, in fact, it's a bit of a hassle to type with niqqud. Hopefully you found this to be helpful

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeffreytobin

Yes. Learn without the vowels. It is a challenge but will pay dividends later!!

3 weeks ago
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