You don’t often find the words elegant and harsh describing the same thing. Yet the Hebrew language can be perfectly described as one of the two, depending on the speaker. When listening to a calm Hebrew speaker, the language sounds posh and refined. On the other hand, you might not like its guttural and choppy acoustic effect when spoken in hurried speech. A Hebrew voice over can bring out the desired effect in your message.
If you want to connect with your audience, you need the right voice for your visual projects. Whether it's motion graphics, explainer videos, or commercials, the best Hebrew voice over talents can maximize their effect.
The English name 'Hebrew' originated from the Old French word Ebrau, the Aramaic 'ibrāy and the Greek Ἑβραῖος (Hebraîos). All these words ultimately came from the old Biblical Hebrew word Ivri, one of the names the Israelite people call themselves. The Hebrew language evolved through four main periods – Biblical, Rabbinic, Medieval, and Modern Hebrew. Biblical or Classical Hebrew lasted until around 3rd century BC. The Rabbinic or Mishnaic Hebrew was spoken around AD 200. Around this time, the Mishnaic Hebrew (used in a collection of Jewish traditions called Mishna) was never a spoken language among people. Around the 6th to the 13th century AD was when Medieval Hebrew became prominent. This form borrowed many words from Spanish, Greek, Arabic and other languages. Last came the Modern Hebrew, which is what people use in modern-day Israel. Modern Hebrew is very different from old Hebrew forms, containing many loanwords to meet current needs. Between 200 and 400 CE, Hebrew stopped being used as a spoken language. The language declined after the Barr Kokhba revolt. It did survive to the medieval period as a language in rabbinic literature and Jewish liturgy. People also used it for poetry and Intra-Jewish commerce. In the 19th century, Hebrew was revived along with the rise of Zionism.
There are almost 10 million people who speak Hebrew worldwide. Modern Hebrew is Israel's official language with Jewish communities also speaking the language. Besides Jewish people, students of Israel and Judaism speak the language. There are also linguists, archaeologists, and theologians who are fluent speakers, not to mention Hebrew voice over actors
There are numerous Hebrew dialects and accents in the past and present. Some of the most popular include Modern Hebrew or the Israeli Hebrew, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi, Yemenite. Modern Hebrew is the standard version, while Ashkenazi is the dialect commonly used in the country. However, the latter's popularity has been declining over the years. Sephardi is a version of Hebrew influenced by many other languages such as Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese. On the other hand, Yemenite is the Hebrew dialect brought by Yemenite Jews when they moved to the country in the late 19th century. Lastly, there's Mizrahi Hebrew that came from Arab nations east of Israel.
Have you ever heard someone speaking Modern Hebrew? You’ll wish that you could speak it too. The words sound so lovely – surely a language that pleases the ears to this degree would also be a pleasure to speak. But you need your voice over to reach your Hebrew speaking audience and you simply don’t have time to learn Hebrew first. What should you do?
There’s a simple solution to your voice over dilemma. Get a Hebrew-speaking voice actor to convey your message in perfect Hebrew. You won’t even have to travel to Israel in order to find what you’re looking for. It’s right here. No matter what kind of voice you’re looking for, no matter what language or dialect you need, BunnyStudio has the voice you’re looking for.
Once you’ve selected the artist that will suit your voice over requirements, you can relax. Within a very short time – even a few hours – your professionally recorded voice over arrives. Try it.