The Shin makes the "sh" sound like "ship". But, when the dot is moved to the left top side, it becomes the Sin and makes the "s" sound like "sandwich".
Written Hebrew in Israel leaves out the Nikkud (vowel symbols). The word in context indicates how a letter should be pronounced. Also, modern Hebrew has many words which are not in the Torah/Tanakh, such as telephone. Hebrew script (cursive) is used widely throughout Israel, though it is not covered in these lessons.
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