אני סטודנט באוניברסיטה מקגיל במונטראול, קנדה ואני בשנה שנית של עברית.
Hehe, I hope that was right-ish. Anyway, I'm in Intermediate Hebrew at McGill University in Montreal, and I am sooo in love with the language! I just found this site today so I'm very excited to ask you all some nice questions that I haven't actually bothered to ask my teacher.
כשהמורה שלי אומרת "אוניברסיטה," she pronounces the vav like "o," so "oniversitah," not "universitah." She is a native speaker from Israel so I usually don't question what she says, but she's the only place I've heard Hebrew actually spoken and I want to make sure my pronunciation doesn't have weird influences or anything.
2. פעם אחת כשהיא קראה משהו, there was a vav followed by an infinitive (so starting with lamed) and she pronounced the vav as "u" and not "ve," which I had never heard before. When I asked her about it after class, she said it was a more advanced grammatical/pronunciation rule and that I shouldn't worry about it until next year if/when I take advanced Hebrew. But I'm curious! If anyone feels like explaining it I'd be very interested to hear more about this.
3. For the most part, the only handwriting I've seen is my teacher's, mine, and other students'. So I'm curious about whether mine is "standard" or whether it looks somewhat foreign, or if I've picked up certain habits from my teacher. המורה שלי תמיד אומרת "אתה כותב יפה!" כשהיא קוראת את החיבורים שלי אבל אני רוצה second opinion! =P So if I take a picture of something I've written, could I post it here and see what you have to say?
תודה רבה and please don't hesitate to correct my mistakes!
(And sorry for the jumbled-ness, me being too lazy how to make all the writing directions work out... )
EDIT: Here's the best picture I could take of a sample of my handwriting, which I took in Photo Booth on my MacBook. >.> I didn't even look at what I had written there, I just found a part of my composition without any of the teacher's corrections on it. =P I hope it's legible!