The Hebrew language belongs to the Canaanite language group and is classified as a Northwest Semitic language in the Afro-Asiatic language family. Dating back to the first millennium before Christ, the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible is considered to be the oldest source of Hebrew.
After the Babylonian exile of the Jews, Aramaic was the popular language of the Jewish population, so Hebrew became mixed with Aramaic. Beginning around 200 A.D., Hebrew was no longer used for everyday speech. However, it was still used as an important religious language and also to write philosophical, medical, and legal texts.
Since the late 19th century, there have been attempts to establish Hebrew as an everyday language. This resulted in Modern Hebrew, also called Ivrit, which differentiates itself from Biblical Hebrew only slightly in its written form and morphology, but more so in its syntax.
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Hebrew is written from right to left with its own Hebraic alphabet. In Hebrew grammar, inflection plays an important role in deriving verbs, constructing the genitive, and forming nouns.
The Hebrew script is based on a consonantal alphabet. Each root word consists only of consonants. Vowels are included when forming derivations, and prefixes and suffixes are added. There are two genders; the neutral gender doesn’t exist. As in German and English, verbs can have three tenses: Past, present, and future.
Readable Hebrew Translations
A professional translator must know the idiosyncrasies of Hebrew in order to translate it for readability and clarity. We only employ translators with masterful language proficiency, whether translating into Hebrew or from Hebrew into English (or other language), such as in the case of the certified translation of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or professional license, for example.
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