I am currently learning modern Hebrew with simple material (Teach Yourself Hebrew). I would like to use a different transcription than the one offered in this book or in Omniglot to build up my vocabulary lists.
In the above sources, different transcriptions are provided for the alternative pronunciations of the letters bet (b/v), kaf (k/kh), pe (p/f) and shin (s/sh).
However I would like to use a transcription that reflects the use of a single letter+diacritic to denote the change from fricative to plosive and from alveolar to post-alveolar for shin.
For instance I am currently using:
- bet: v = [v] and ṿ [b]
- kaf: k = [x] and ḳ [k]
- shin: s = [s] and ṣ [ʃ]
I am not really satisfied however with what I have (the dot below usually denotes a retroflex and there I cannot add a dot below f with the international keyboard), and I would like to find a way to use the same base letter for both alternative phonetics. Could you suggest any transcription that would reflect the alternative pronunciations in a linguistically appropriate way? (It should also be easy enough to type with an international keyboard).