Pronunciation. The letter
Mem is pronounced as "m" in mime.
Transliteration. The letter
Mem is transliterated "m".
(Moses) is transliterated moshe. Syllabification. mo-she.
Sometimes when a shin dot and a ḥolam occur close together the two are combined as one. E.g., .
(Egypt) is an example of mem in both the regular and the sofit forms.
The letter mem can also be attached to a noun as an inseparable preposition and means ("from", "out of"). The word , "from" and "out of" is often attached to a word using a makkef e.g., . [Sometimes the makkef is omitted]. However, very often when attached to a word the final nun is absorbed into the word as a dagesh in the following letter.
Thus as (mi), mem is attached to the word that follows, the first letter of which takes a dagesh point; when mi is followed by a gutteral or resh, which cannot take a dagesh, the vowel under the mem lengthens to and is also attached to the word that follows.
(out of a house), transliterated mibayit. Syllabification. mi-ba-yit.
(from where), transliterated meʾefo. Syllabification. me-ʾe-fo.
(from here), transliterated min hu. Syllabification. min-hu.
Gematria. Mem is equal to 40.