Hi! I'm a beginner, and I have some questions about the standard pronunciation of Israeli Hebrew: 1. To what extent, if any, should I pronounce א and ע? I don't mean to ask about the traditional Semitic pronunciation, but about whether they should be articulated at all or left silent. To divide this into different questions: - For medial instances, should I regularly pronounce a word like זאב as [zeˈʔev], or just as [zeˈev]? - For final instances, should I pronounce שמע and ברא as [ʃmaʔ], [baˈʁaʔ], using a word-final glottal stop like you would find in Cockney, or just as [ʃma], [baˈʁa]? - For initial instances, should I pronounce a phrase like איש אשכולות as [ˈiʃ ʔeʃkoˈlot], with a German-style word-initial glottal stop, or just as [ˈiʃ eʃkoˈlot]? 2. Should I pronounce "yi" as [ji], or just as ? For example, should ישראל start off with [jis…] or with [is…]?