Do you know the song: Melech, Ozair, oo-Mashiah oo-magen?! (King, helper, savior and shield)
Or the blessing using melech ha-olam? (King of the Universe)
Put a crown on your head and say: Me like! (melech) Do you like having a crown to wear? Someday you will have a crown!
Notice this is a segohlate noun. Two segol in a row makes the emphasis on the first syllable. Have I shared the mnemonic for segol? Segol is the three dots in a triangular pattern. If you connect the dots, it is like the distant seagull drawings in those beach pictures! Seagull sounds like segol, and I like to say it is a "short" seagull, since segol is the short e vowel. Short vowels are usually used in closed, unaccented syllables.
Remember to have fun with Hebrew today!
מורה עברית קרן יונקרס
Morah Ivrit, Keren Yonkers