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Hebrew phonology: Quiz


Question 1: /laˈmadeti/ 'I learned' from /laˈmad+ti/, and a handful are native Hebrew words with an added ________, e.g.
InflectionPreposition and postpositionSwedish languageClitic

Question 2: Israeli Hebrew has 5 vowel ________.
English orthographyInternational Phonetic AlphabetPhonemePhonology

Question 3: ^ The pharyngeal consonants (/ħ/ and /ʕ/) are articulated only by a portion of the population of Israel, mainly some ________ and Yemenite Jews.
Mizrahi JewsJewish ethnic divisionsSephardi JewsAshkenazi Jews

Question 4: The orthographic representations for these vowels are called ________.
Biblical HebrewHebrew alphabetNiqqudHebrew diacritics

Question 5: The Hebrew word for ________ is tnu'ot (תְּנוּעוֹת).
VowelClose front unrounded vowelClose back rounded vowelInternational Phonetic Alphabet

Question 6: the (first) ________ in the word קִמַּטְתְ (fem.
Samaritan Hebrew languageShvaBiblical HebrewHebrew alphabet

Question 7: you crumpled) is pronounced [e] ([kiˈmatet]) instead of being mute, whereas the ________ in זְמַן (time) is mute ([zman]).
Samaritan Hebrew languageBiblical HebrewHebrew alphabetShva

Question 8: The following table contains the pronunciation of the Hebrew letters in reconstructed historical forms and ________ using the International Phonetic Alphabet.
DialectEnglish languageGerman languageDialect continuum

Question 9: However, the phonology of ________ has produced two phonetic variants of Shva, either [e] or mute, which no longer conform to the traditional classification, e.g.
Mishnaic HebrewHebrew languageSamaritan Hebrew languageBiblical Hebrew

Question 10: The apostrophe-looking symbol after some letters is not a yud but a ________.
GereshHebrew alphabetAyinHebrew phonology


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