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vowelspronunciation vowelspronunciation
a"ah" as in "shah" iasame as iyah (eeyah)
ã, âTei•mãn•imꞋ: between "aw" in "saw" and "o" in "low."

Israelis & Sᵊphã•rãd•im: like "a" in "shah."

ō, ö, oō/o: Tei•mãn•imꞋ: between "o" as in "some" and "o" as in "foreign."

Israelis & Sᵊphã•rãd•imꞋ: like the "o" in "foam" or "soap."

ö/o: Greek (ο, "o" as in "yon" or "toss")

ai, ay "i" as in "pie" ћ/​thGreek θ (theta)
schwa — minimal "e" or "i", as in "agent" "arsenic" or "sanity." u oo, as in "soup" or "loop"
ë Tei•mãn•imꞋ: "a" in "shah."

Israelis & Sᵊphã•rãd•imꞋ: the "e" in "pet"

v Hebrew soft "beit" without a dã•geishꞋTei•mãn•imꞋ: a "lazy b" (i.e. "v" as in "vowel"), formed with lips only, not touching and not using upper teeth.

Israelis & Sᵊphã•rãd•imꞋ: "v".

æ, ei "a" as in "pay";

also Greek η (eta)

w Hebrew "vav" — Tei•mãn•imꞋ: between "v" and "w"; formed using lower lip near, but not touching, upper teeth.

Israelis & Sᵊphã•rãd•imꞋ: "v"

i"ee" as in "fee"

Another pronunciation unique to the Tei•mãn•imꞋ, and which also dates back to antiquity, is the גּ (giꞋmël) containing a dã•geishꞋ. In ordinary conversation, the Tei•mãn•imꞋ pronounce it as the "g" in "good"; like other Israelis. When reading from Scripture, the sidur and the like, however, the addition of a dã•geishꞋ changes the pronunciation of the גּ to "j".

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