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The letter ט

Hello everyone! Can you tell me what is this letter please? : ט Thank you !

3 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/RobertColumbia

Yes, this is "tet" and is a T. Hebrew also has the letter "tav", ת. In Modern Hebrew (at least with the standard Israeli accent), tet and tav have the same pronunciation, so it can be hard to remember which words have which.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatSamwise

Tet is considered to be a "softer" t sound, while Tav has a harder t sound, although it has little meaning to the actual pronunciations.

Most foreign words that are written in Hebrew will have the letter Tet.
Words like: "technology - טכנולוגיה", "sport - ספורט", "Twitter - טוויטר"

Tav is the letter that will be used in verb structure or to indicate gender and plurals.
Examples: "I got dressed - התלבשתי", "They warmed up - התחממו", "Girls - ילדות", "Cars - מכוניות".

Of course there are words that are spelled with either Tet or Tav, but those one just has to remember....
Examples: "Oven - תנור", "Curl - טלטל"

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomBunzel
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A curl is spelt 'תלתל'! A 'טלטל' is a connecting rod in an engine, it comes from the verb 'לטלטל', which means 'to shake'.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CatSamwise

Oh my, you're so right!! I'm sorry for the misdirection!! Now I just feel embarrassed....

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TomBunzel
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No worries, no harm done :)

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LizaKapriza

Tav (ת) can also make a TH sound or an S sound, depending on dialect.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RobertColumbia

Yes, this is one of the reasons that "Sabbath" in English has a "th" - it was transliterated from the Hebrew שַׁבָּת by someone who pronounced it this way.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LizaKapriza

The Anglicized TH is different than the TH sound I am referring to.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JGduolingoer

Please read the Tips and Notes otherwise you will be asking a lot.

3 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/R_R1234
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it's called "Teit" and pronounced as a T.

3 weeks ago
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