Yiddish Vowel Names

Drag the letter from the right column into the appropriate spot in the middle column so that they all match up with the letters on the left, then check your answers. 

  • komets alef
    o as in more
  • vov yud
    oy as in boy
  • tsvey yudn
    ay as in hay
  • ayen
    e as in bed
  • pasekh tsvey yudn
    ai as in chai
  • pasekh alef
    a as in car
  • vov
    oo as in moon
  • yud
    i as in give
  • אָ
  • י
  • ײ
  • ױ
  • ו
  • ײַ
  • אַ
  • ע

Created by Dr. Asya Vaisman Schulman, director of the Yiddish Book Center's Yiddish Language Institute

Go to the exercise on look-alike letters here