לנענע past tense conjugation pronunciation

Discussion in 'עברית (Hebrew)' started by dukaine, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. dukaine Senior Member

    madison heights, mi
    english - american
    I'm really struggling with this one because I can never remember the shva ayin pronunciation rules.

    Is it "ni'anati" or "nina'ati" or "ni'a-na'ati"?
     
  2. ystab Senior Member

    Hebrew
    'Ayin can get a Schva Nach sometimes, as in this case, therefore the proper pronunciation is ni'na' (ni'na'ti, etc.) However you can also hear the third form you have written because pronouncing an 'Ayin with Schwa is rather difficult.
     

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