Modern Hebrew Study Group

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-05, 4:54

Malay/Indonesian seems to have it.

It looks like there's a small chance I might get back into this group again!

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby n8an » 2018-12-05, 5:06

vijayjohn wrote:Malay/Indonesian seems to have it.

It looks like there's a small chance I might get back into this group again!


Do it!

This is like the only opportunity I have to actually help other people instead of just leeching for advice :smile:

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-12-05, 9:29

There's a slim chance I might rejoin as well.

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-05, 13:41

Welcome back for however long you choose to stay! :)

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-12-05, 14:10

vijayjohn wrote:Welcome back for however long you choose to stay! :)

I feel I've already overstayed my welcome. But thank you? :?




Seriously though, I'm curious. Why the sudden interest in reviving both these two study groups? I can't help but ask. :P

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-17, 17:26

Because somebody besides me is interested in both languages again? :P

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-12-17, 17:30

Who ever could that be?

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-12-17, 17:40

Well, maybe "both languages" isn't the best term since I mean "both forms of Hebrew," but Ser is obviously interested in Biblical Hebrew, Luís has been going through Colloquial lately, Saim I believe expressed some interest in this group, and n8an has been expressing hope that I'd rejoin so he could help me with it.

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby księżycowy » 2018-12-17, 18:26

And here I thought you meant me!
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2018-12-18, 2:45

vijayjohn wrote:Well, maybe "both languages" isn't the best term since I mean "both forms of Hebrew," but Ser is obviously interested in Biblical Hebrew, Luís has been going through Colloquial lately, Saim I believe expressed some interest in this group, and n8an has been expressing hope that I'd rejoin so he could help me with it.

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-01-08, 4:25

Yofi!

Okay, so I'm back...and I feel like I've forgotten everything. I've started listening to the audio for Chapter 2. I had to listen to Dialogue 2 a few times in order to catch everything they were saying, but at least I understood it all. Dialogue 3 is harder, though.

Now I'm struggling to remember the vocabulary at the end of Chapter 2. רחוב, רכבת, and חנות all have cognates in Arabic I'm not familiar with, and משרד comes from a root having to do with living but that I'm not aware of an Arabic cognate for.

In the next chapter, the first unfamiliar word I see is כבר. I wonder whether that might be related to كبير in Arabic since כבר also means both 'already' and 'to be many' in Aramaic.

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-04-24, 23:47

Interesting video for listening practice (in Hebrew with English subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYV-srF69M

Vocabulary
be-mikre shel ... - in the case of ...
kvedut - heaviness
ma'avak - struggle
mefakhed - afraid
takó'a - stuck :?:
gimgum - stutter
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby n8an » 2019-04-25, 2:10

eskandar wrote:Interesting video for listening practice (in Hebrew with English subtitles)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYV-srF69M

Vocabulary
be-mikre shel ... - in the case of ...
kvedut - heaviness
ma'avak - struggle
mefakhed - afraid
takó'a - stuck :?:
gimgum - stutter


About "mefakhed" - people also use "pokhed", and it's very common that people don't actually know the difference between the two (...including me...)."Mefakhed" feels a bit more natural somehow, but I don't know why.

"Taku'a" is correct, just make sure the vowel is a "u" :D

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby eskandar » 2019-04-25, 21:42

Toda!
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-04-29, 22:38

I've decided to get back into this group again now instead of waiting around for someone to participate in the Biblical Hebrew group first. :P I'm trying to review the vocabulary from Colloquial Hebrew and thought I'd try checking my answers to some of the exercises more carefully than I did before. These are my revisions to my answers for Unit 3, Exercises 1 and 2:
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So nothing actually wrong, basically just staying consistent with spelling. For some reason, I ended up accidentally writing לחשֺוב as *לחשֺ וב or something. Also for God knows what reason, they include the dagesh (i.e. the dot, inside bet in this case - they write בּ instead of just ב) in בּחדר but not in any other instance of that preposition (cf. במשׂרד, בקיבּוּץ, etc.). I'm guessing that's just a typo on their part?

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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-02, 7:49

Tried to review a little more and correcting Exercises 3-5:
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-05-19, 15:41

And I finally managed to go through my old answers to all the other exercises in Chapter 3. Luckily, there's only one mistake I had made in these exercises, and it was just the spelling of one word in Exercise 8!
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-06-25, 6:46

I finally checked my answers for the first three exercises in Chapter 4. I also listened to all the dialogues. The last two in Chapter 3 are pretty hard for me even now. I also might need to review how to conjugate verbs again (I'm actually not sure whether "conjugate" is the right term...).

Anyway, here are my corrected answers to those exercises at last!
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby vijayjohn » 2019-08-02, 6:07

Is anyone still in or reading this study group? No one else wants to post here? I thought at least a few people were studying Modern Hebrew. :hmm:

Anyway, I reviewed conjugating verbs and listened to the dialogues I mentioned in the previous post until I'd (hopefully) internalized the new vocabulary from them. Then I reviewed my answers to exercises 4-5:
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Re: Modern Hebrew Study Group

Postby Antea » 2019-08-02, 7:30

I surely will be posting this month, because I am on holiday and I will have more time. But I don’t follow any exercise book. In fact, I don’t know where I am anymore. I’ve been taking lessons this year, but so far I can only make basic sentences. My vocabulary is mixed with a lot of Arabic :roll:

I think that I should increase my vocabulary and also study better the verbs and conjugations. As for videos, it’s still difficult for me to understand them completely.


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