טלפן

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EtymologyEdit

From the root ט־ל־פ־ן ‎(T-l-p-n), extracted from the noun טלפון ‎(télefon).

PronunciationEdit

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טִלְפֵּן ‎(tilpén) ‎(pi'el construction)

  1. To telephone, to phone, to call (via the phone).
    טלפנתי אליו, אבל הוא לא ענה.tilfánti eláv, avál hu lo aná.I called him, but he didn’t answer the phone.

Usage notesEdit

  • According to traditional grammar, the פ should have a dagesh lene, and therefore should be pronounced /p/. (Compare פִּטְפֵט ‎(pitpét), בִּזְבֵּז ‎(bizbéz), and so on.) Nonetheless, it is usually pronounced /f/, like in טלפון ‎(télefon).
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