Like the Alfabet, The letters in Hebrew are called the Alef - Beyt They are presented on my blog from bottom to the top so you can learn them order, then to read them right to left. You will see what the original "Bible" said and what the names meant as they went through the stories of old.
Here is Dalet: Symbolizing a Door. I am also adding a hard one called Vav. (it has a million functions.
Dalet is a consonant . It is also the number 4 when used as such.
- The sound this letter makes when pronounced is just like a "D".
Second new letter today
The Vav can be a V sound, or a vowel sound saying "Oh" or "OO" ( ask in Poke or New).
In this case the Vav is a V sound, and the dot below it makes an "ee" soundafter the "vee".
Vav has a numerical value of 6 when used in math. (I skipped a letter yesterday to give you a word today)
The word “vav” represents a “hook”,“spear”, or “tent peg” in Hebrew, thus the meaning reminds us of its shape and this more directly connected to this meaning.
The word below is the name David - better pronounced in Hebrew and Dah-Veed.
I highlighted the vowel pointings in blue this time .
I hope to add meaning to these little lessons each Shabbath as we go. Then we can read together with the vowel points in place and see how it all jives with English.
Thanks for taking the time to read.