SIN

שׂ

VOICELESS ALVEOLAR SIBILANT [s]

Tiberian Hebrew sin is pronounced like English "s".

[s]

שׂ

Hidayat al-Qari

The fourth place of articulation is the teeth, from which are heard four letters, namely זסצש. In this place of articulation the letters are not divided into light and heavy as in the preceding places of articulation.

Translation from Khan (TPTBH II.L.1.3.8)

EXAMPLE WORDS:

רוֹמֵ֣

[ʀ̟oːmeːes]

בָּשָׂ֖ר

[bɔːˈsɔːʀ̟]

עֵ֚שֶׂב

[ˈʕeːsɛv]

שָׂפָ֣ה

[sɔːˈfɔː]

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING

Khan, Geoffrey. 2020. The Tiberian Pronunciation Tradition of Biblical Hebrew. Cambridge: Cambridge and Open Book Publishers. §I.1.21.

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