(Sequence used is according to how they appear in The Blessing Over The Wine)
The main objectives:
- Listen to the sound for the pronunciation of the letters.
- Read the letter's name.
- Observe the shape of the letters.You will be quizzed on this shortly.
- Observe their English equivalent letters.
- Keep I - IV in your memory. (More drills are to come).
- In the complete Hebrew alphabet there are 31 letters. Five ( 5 ) out of 31 are final letters
- Final letters - appears only at the end of a word, however, not each word ends with a final letter.
Each final letetr has its regular equivalent letter. Both make the same sound.
Regular letters - is used in the beginning, middle or at the end of a word.
- In Hebrew, as well as in English, there are letters who differ in shape and are similar in sound. Or: Similar in shape but differ in sound.
- The letters: vavand yodcan appear in a word, as a vowel or/and as a consonant.
- The "ch" (Chaf) and sound has no English equivalent.
- The "G" sound is hard "g" as in get.