Arabic Language

The Arabic Alphabet (3)

Arabic is a cursive language; its letters must be joined to form words. This entails that they change their shapes. The change in shape is not straightforward, as a letter can have three different shapes: one at the begi…

The Arabic Alphabet (2)

In the previous lesson, you learned the Arabic Alphabet and their pronunciation which varies according to the short vowel (i.e. al-Harakah al-qaSiirah) that accompanies them. For example, the letter ل can be pronounced a…

The Arabic Alphabet (1)

The Arabic Alphabet الأَبْجَدِيَّة العَرَبِيَّة [al-abjadiiyah al-‘arabiiyah] comprises twenty-eight letters/sounds. Besides the [alif] ا and the [alif al-madd]آ, they are thirty.  Almost all these letters are consonants…
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