First Weingreen Assignment
- Hi everyone:
Just a reminder that the first assignment for Weingreen (Exercise One,
Hebrew-to-English, p. 26) is due this Thursday, April 18. Please send
your answers to me at berelbeyer@... in the requested format (see
formatting instructions from the groups homepage).
If you have any questions at all while you are reading through the
material, please post them directly to the list (by sending an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org). Probably other have the same
Please keep in mind that Weingreen throws a lot of information at you
at the very beginning of the book. Some of it is essential and some of
it is not so essential. The best approach is probably to read through
the material carefully, get what you can, and remember that you can go
back and review later as we're going through the book. Also, if youre
learning the aleph-beit from scratch, youre probably better off using a
standard binah rishon than Weingreen.
I think I finally understand the kamtz chatuph - p. 12-14 - (but I
guess if you use Ashkenaz pronunciation, its kind-of an academic
point). I think I also get (most of!) of the pointing for the definite
article - p. 23-25. Anyone have any comments or questions about this
Personally, I plan on doing the English-to-Hebrew exercises on the
weeks when we dont have assignments due. However, I dont think
theres a manageable way for us to exchange our work electronically. If
anyone has any suggestions, please let me know.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
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- --- Berel Beyer <berelbeyer@...> wrote:
Also, if you�re
> learning the aleph-beit from scratch, you�reSorry, I should be a little bit more clear: if you're
> probably better off using a
> standard binah rishon than Weingreen.
starting out from the very beginning, you should first
learn the aleph-beit with a primer that uses standard
Sephardic or Ashkenaz pronunciation (rather than using
Weingreen's chart on page 1-3). After that, Weingreen
is perfectly suited to the beginner.
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We had a water heater/furnace problem (catastrophe) at my house
yesterday and today. Consequently, I forgot to bring my lesson to
work today to send on to you. Please don't remove me from the list.
If you post the answers, at least I'll be able to compare what I'd
done with what was *supposed to be* correct.
It's never a problem to skip assignments. Also - if you know you're going to be
late with a submission - you can e-mail me and I'll hold off doing the collation until
you send it. But you should probably send it directly to my e-mail address:
berelbeyer@.... Hitting the reply button on your browser sends the message to the
list -- and there seems to be a delay between when you post something to the list and
when everyone in the group gets the e-mail.
Hope the Hebrew's going well!
Debra I. Widera wrote:
> We had a water heater/furnace problem (catastrophe) at my house
> yesterday and today. Consequently, I forgot to bring my lesson to
> work today to send on to you. Please don't remove me from the list.
> If you post the answers, at least I'll be able to compare what I'd
> done with what was *supposed to be* correct.