The Hebrew Alef-Bet (Alphabet)

  • א – Alef → ă as in alphabet
  • ב – Bet → b as in baby
  • ג – Gimel → hard g as in galaxy
  • ד – Dalet → d as in day
  • ה – Heh → ä as in father
  • ו – Waw → ō as in Omaha, or ū as in rule and tool
  • ז – Zayen → z as in zebra
  • ח – Het → sharp h as in hotel
  • ט – Tet → t as in today
  • י – Yod → ē as in be
  • ך – Final Kaf → k as in neck
  • כ – Kaf → k as in kit
  • ל – Lamed → l as in light
  • ם – Final Mem → m as in hum
  • מ – Mem → m as in moon
  • ן – Final Nun → n as in man
  • נ – Nun → n as in night
  • ס – Samekh → s as in superb
  • ע – Ayn → Either silent or ă as in alphabet
  • ף – Final Pe → p as in loop
  • ץ – Final Tsadi → p as in pallet
  • צ – Tsadi → ts as in tsunami
  • ק – Qof → qu as in queen
  • ר – Resh → r as in room
  • ש – Shin → sh as in sheep
  • ת – Taw → t as in time

Yahowah - יהוה → ee-ah-o-ah
Yahowsha - יהושע → ee-ah-o-sh-ah
The ayn is either silent or may be pronounced like the alef character: the "a" in "father" (reference). So coupled with the shin character, we get "shah", which would rhyme with "blah". Thus: Yahowsha, with the "h" on the end being unnecessary and therefore silent. I personally find it more natural to accent to second syllable - ya-OH-shah. But that is my personal preference.

For a much more comprehensive look at the Hebrew Alef-Beyt, here is a chart worked up by Amy B., a sister in Yahowah's Covenant Family. Right-click anywhere in the chart and select "Save image as" or its equivalent to save it to your own PC or device.

Amy Bass's Hebrew Chart

YHWH in Paleo-Hebrew, 66x21 = יהוה = ee-ah-oh-ah = Yahowah

Song / Mizmor / Psalm 19:7
Yahowah's Towrah is complete and entirely perfect, returning and restoring the soul. Yahowah's testimony is trustworthy and reliable, making understanding and obtaining wisdom simple for the open-minded and receptive.
Yahowah's (YHWH in Paleo-Hebrew, 66x21) Towrah (torah – teaching, guidance, direction, and instruction) is complete and entirely perfect (tamym – without defect, lacking nothing, correct, genuine, right, helpful, beneficial, and true), returning and restoring (suwb – transforming) the soul (nepesh – consciousness). Yahowah's testimony ('eduwth – restoring and eternal witness) is trustworthy and reliable ('aman – verifiable, confirming, supportive, and establishing), making understanding and obtaining wisdom (hakam – educating and enlightening oneself to the point of comprehension) simple for the open-minded and receptive (pethy – easy for those who are receptive).

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