guttural Guttural is a word used to refer to five Hebrew letters. video א ה ח ע ר Gutturals will never accept a dagesh, and they do not like vocal shevas. In light of the former, study compensatory lengthening. In light of the latter, know that a sheva under a guttural will become a composite sheva. The gutturals affect the conjugation of verbs by “weakening” the root of the word. cf. weak verb. gutturals prefer A class vowels.