See also:ת׳⁩, ⁧תּ⁩, ⁧ת., and Appendix:Variations of "t"

ת U+05EA, ת
HEBREW LETTER TAV
[unassigned: U+05EB–U+05EE]
ש
[U+05E9]
Hebrew ׯ
[U+05EF]
U+FB28, ﬨ
HEBREW LETTER WIDE TAV

[U+FB27]
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
[U+FB29]

Hebrew edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

After: ב

Letter edit

ת (t)

  1. Tav: the twenty-second and final letter of the Hebrew alphabet, after ⁧ש⁩.
  2. The numeral 400 in Hebrew numbering.

Usage notes edit

  • The letter ⁧ת⁩ represents the phoneme /t/. In Modern Israeli Hebrew, this phoneme is pronounced [t] (like the <t> in English tap).
  • In the Masoretic Text, the letter ⁧ת⁩ takes a dagesh (⁧תּ⁩) not only when geminated, but also at the start of a word or after a consonant. In Ashkenazi Hebrew, it is pronounced [t] when it has a dagesh, and [s] (like the <s> in English see) in other cases. In Yemenite Hebrew, it is pronounced [t] when it has a dagesh, and [θ] (like the <th> in English thick) in other cases; it is commonly believed that the same was true in Classical Hebrew.
  • In Modern Israeli Hebrew, the sound /θ/ (like the <th> in English path), which occurs in various foreign phrases and proper nouns, is commonly written ⁧ת׳(th).
  • Nouns ending in ⁧ת⁩ tend to be feminine, and many adjectives and participles form their feminine singular forms by appending ⁧ת⁩ to the masculine singular form (plus vowel changes). This is a reflex of Proto-Afroasiatic.
  • In many cases ⁧ת⁩ alternates with silent ⁧ה⁩ in different forms of a verb or noun; for example, feminine nouns whose singular indefinite forms end in ⁧ה⁩ tend to have singular construct forms ending in ⁧ת⁩. (In many cases, this results from an original etymological /t/ having been lost in certain word-final contexts.)
  • For information about ⁧ת⁩ as a sort of prefix in various future-tense (prefix conjugation) forms, see Appendix:Hebrew verbs.
  • For information about ⁧ת⁩ as a sort of suffix in second-person singular past-tense (suffix conjugation) forms, see Appendix:Hebrew verbs.

Coordinate terms edit

Yiddish edit

Letter edit

ת (sof)

  1. the twenty-sixth and final letter of the Yiddish alefbet (never found at the beginning of a word)

Related terms edit

See also edit

  • א(), ⁧אַ(a), ⁧אָ(o), ⁧ב(b), ⁧בּ(b), ⁧בֿ(v), ⁧ג(g), ⁧ד(d), ⁧דזש(dzh), ⁧ה(h), ⁧ו(u), ⁧וּ(u), ⁧וֹ(o), ⁧װ(v), ⁧ױ(oy), ⁧ז(z), ⁧זש(zh), ⁧ח(kh), ⁧ט(t), ⁧טש(tsh), ⁧י(y), ⁧יִ(i), ⁧ײ(ey), ⁧ײַ(ay), ⁧כּ(k), ⁧כ(kh), (⁧ך(kh)), ⁧ל(l), ⁧מ(m), (⁧ם(m)), ⁧נ(n), (⁧ן(n)), ⁧ס(s), ⁧ע(e), ⁧פּ(p), ⁧פֿ(f), ⁧פ(f), (⁧ף(f)), ⁧צ(ts), (⁧ץ(ts)), ⁧ק(k), ⁧ר(r), ⁧ש(sh), ⁧שׂ(s), ⁧תּ(t), ⁧ת(s)