Learn the Hebrew Alphabet - Lesson 10
Zayin & Pey
By Jeff A. Benner
The "zayin" is pronounced "z" as inzebra.
The "pey" is pronounced two different ways. If the letter appears with a "dagesh" in the middle of the letter (פּ), it is pronounced "p" as in pet (This form of the letter is called the "pey"). If the letter appears without the "dagesh" (פ), it is pronounced "ph" as in phone (This form of the letter is called a "phey").
The final "pey" will never include a dagesh in the letter and so will be pronounced "ph" as in phone.
The Hhataph qamats. This vowel works the same as the "sheva" with a pronunciation of "a" as in father.
Make, Do (Masc. Verb)
Face (Masc. Noun)
Vocabulary words learned in the lessons are highlighted in blue and the prefixes in red.