Alexis (arosoff) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Hebrew: 'ח?

A friend ran into the combination 'ח on this page:

http://www.aron-hasfarim.co.il/product.asp?productid=1022

What sound is it? Does it duplicate an Arabic sound or something? Neither of us has ever encountered it before.

(PS - Apologies if the chupchik is on the wrong side--MacOS doesn't correctly transfer it to the left unless another letter follows, so I put it in LTR. My luck it will display in reverse in Windows or something! It should, of course, be chet-chupchik.)

ETA: Found it on Wikipedia - although there appears to be some confusion about whether it's the uvular or velar fricative!
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