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The Complete Hebrew Vowel List
Hebrew for Christians
Mark Name Sound Hebrew Trans. Class Type
Qamets a as in aqua o; a Long
Patach a as in aqua ne a Short
Chateph Patach a as in aqua ne qc a Reduced
Qamets Hey a as in aqua o; ah Long
A-Type
Tsere e as in they
:s
e Long
Segol e as in they \:o e Short
Chateph Segol e as in they \:o qc e Reduced
: Tsere Yod ei as in eight \: :s ei Long
: Segol Yod ey as in obey \: \:o ey Long
E-Type
Chireq
i as in
machine
;: i Short
: Chireq Yod
i as in
machine
\: ;: i Long
I-Type
Cholem o as in yellow
z\
o Long
Chateph Qamets o as in yellow o; qc o Reduced

Qamets
Chatuph
o as in yellow
q:c o;
o Short
\ Cholem Vav o as in yellow :: z\ o Long
O-Type
Qibbuts u as in blue
:z;
u Short
: Shureq u as in blue ;:d u Long
U-Type
Sheva
Vocal: short e
Silent: no sound
:d e
(vocal)
Short

Combined Sounds
: : : :\ :: ::
ai ai aiy oy uy av
(long) (long) (long) (long) (long) (long)