In Hebrew, we, of course, read from right to left. Take the following sentence, for example:
המורה למוזיקה אומרת לדני לא להתרגעש לפני הקונצרט
ha-moreh/morah le-muzikah omeret le-Dani lo lehitragesh lifnei ha-kontsert
The music teacher said to Dani not to get anxious before the concert
The subject here is המורה, which can mean either a male teacher (pronounced ha-moreh) or a female teacher (pronounced ha-morah).
The form of the verb tells us that מורה here refers to a female teacher and should thus be pronounced ha-morah, but the verb comes after the subject. Before getting to the verb, it’s a 50-50 guess whether the subject is male or female.
Is there a way to ascertain the gender of the subject without having to read ahead when reading the sentence linearly? And if not, does this ambiguity not cause confusion in practical terms?