July 07, 2008

Chapter 2 - Key Concepts

vowel markings
How I learned the 7 basic vowel markings:

(fine print for sticklers: in dictionaries and in the IPA the upside-down E is actually a schwa (from the Hebrew "shewa"); while the sound I represent above with a regular E is given in IPA as [ei]. But the association between the upside-down E and the shorter sound was how I kept these two vowel markings apart in Hebrew.)

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