Alef segol


Segol, which is the vowel under the Alef in - has the sound of eh, as in the e of "hello." Usually when we write this in the English Alphabet we use the letter "e."

That's basically the sound of the E in bed.

What's the memory trick for ?

Well, they kind of look like eggs:

Now, let's practice this vowel in a nonsense word.


"Beg" of course doesn't mean anything in Hebrew, but if we add another letter and a vowel, we have...

beged ...which means clothing! As in a piece a clothing. A shirt is a and so is a skirt.

Next, has a not-quite-identical twin...