MemberAugust 19, 2020 at 7:25 am
The Masorites worked on this between the 6th-10th centuries, who is to say that the language was not changed between that time period? All of those ‘CHHETTSsss’ and using your throat sounds very germanic/yiddish. And the only ‘silent’ letters are Alef/Ayin. Where is your proof that the H is silent? And if it is, then would it not be pronouced Yah-oo? There is already a character with that name in the bible and does not make sense.
The Hey at the end of the word makes it feminine and is pronouced with the Ah sound, unless it is changed by the rules of the language. Talia gives a good explanation of this.