Submitted by jcarson on Thu, The decline of cursive Here in New Brunswick, cursive writing seems to have been removed from school curriculums, as it has been in most parts of Canada.
Hebrew uses a different alphabet than English Hebrew is written right-to-left The Hebrew alphabet has no vowels, but pronunciation aids are often added There are several styles of Hebrew writing Hebrew letters have numerical values Writing in Hebrew may require a special word processor and fonts The Hebrew and Yiddish languages use a different alphabet than English.
The picture below illustrates the Hebrew alphabet, in Hebrew alphabetical order. Note that Hebrew is written from right to cursive writing alphabet display ideas, rather than left to right as in English, so Alef is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet and Tav is the last.
The Hebrew alphabet is often called the "alefbet," because of its first two letters. Letters of the Alefbet Table 1: The Hebrew Alphabet If this sounds like Greek to you, you're not far off! Many letters in the Greek alphabet have similar names and occur in the same order though they don't look anything alike!
The "Kh" and the "Ch" are pronounced as in German or Scottish, a throat clearing noise, not as the "ch" in "chair. People who are fluent in the language do not need vowels to read Hebrew, and most things written in Hebrew in Israel are written without vowels.
However, as Hebrew literacy declined, particularly after the Romans expelled the Jews from Israel, the rabbis recognized the need for aids to pronunciation, so they developed a system of dots and dashes called nikkud points. These dots and dashes are written above, below or inside the letter, in ways that do not alter the spacing of the line.
Text containing these markings is referred to as "pointed" text. Vowel Points Table 2: Vowel Points Most nikkud are used to indicate vowels.
Table 2 illustrates the vowel points, along with their pronunciations. Pronunciations are approximate; I have heard quite a bit of variation in vowel pronunciation. Vowel points are shown in blue. The letter Alef, shown in red, is used to illustrate the position of the points relative to the consonants.
The letters shown in purple are technically consonants and would appear in unpointed texts, but they function as vowels in this context. There are a few other nikkud, illustrated in Table 3.
Other Nikkud The dot that appears in the center of some letters is called a dagesh. It can appear in just about any letter in Hebrew. With most letters, the dagesh does not significantly affect pronunciation of the letter; it simply marks a split between syllables, where the letter is pronounced both at the end of the first syllable and the beginning of the second.
With the letters Beit, Kaf and Pei, however, the dagesh indicates that the letter should be pronounced with its hard sound b, k, p rather than its soft sound v, kh, f. In Ashkenazic pronunciation the pronunciation used by many Orthodox Jews and by many older JewsTav also has a soft sound, and is pronounced as an "s" when it does not have a dagesh.
Shin is pronounced "sh" when it has a dot over the right branch and "s" when it has a dot over the left branch. Vav, usually a consonant pronounced as a "v," is sometimes a vowel pronounced "oo" as in "food" transliterated "oo" or "u" or "oh" as in "Oh!
When it is pronounced "oo," pointed texts have a dagesh though sometimes, Vav with a dagesh is pronounced "v".
When it is pronounced "oh," pointed texts have a dot on top though sometimes, Vav with a dot on top is pronounced "vo".Handwriting Program For Cursive Display the Cursive Wall Strip (#) in your classroom.
If you are teaching cursive to remedial readers, you may prefer to use the Cursive Alphabet Picture Cards (#). These cards include images to facilitate teaching the sounds of the letters.
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