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a "ah," as in "shah" i "ee," as in "fee"
â Tei•mân•im′ : between "aw" in "paw" and "o" in "low." Israelis & Sәphâ•râd•im′ : like "a" in "shah." ia same as iyah (eeyah)
ai, ay "i," as in "pie" o Tei•mân•im′ : between "o" in "some" and "o" in "foreign." Israelis & Sәphâ•râd•im′ : like the "o" in "foam" or "soap."
_ә_ _ schәwa – neutral "e," as in "agent," or the "i" in "sanity." u oo, as in "soup"
ë Tei•mân•im′ : the "a" in "shah." Israelis & Sәphâ•râd•im′ : the "e" in "pet" v Hebrew soft "beit" (without a dâ•geish′ ) — Tei•mân•im′ : a "lazy b" ("v," as in "vowel") formed with lips only, not touching and not using upper teeth. Israelis & Sәphâ•râd•im′ : "v."
ei "a," as in "pay" w Hebrew "vav" — Tei•mân•im′ : between "v" and "w" formed using lower lip near, but not touching, upper teeth. Israelis & Sәphâ•râd•im′ : "v"

Another pronunciation unique to the Tei•mân•im′ , and which also dates back to antiquity, is the (gi′ mël) containing a dâ•geish′ . In ordinary conversation, the Tei•mân•im′  pronounce it as the "g" in "good"; like other Israelis. When reading from Scripture, the sidur and the like, however, the addition of a dâ•geish′  changes the pronunciation of the to "j."

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