Why Is It Important to Learn Arabic Letters? It is used by many to begin any language by teaching its parts of speech; However, it is a good starting point for the Arabic alphabet (Arabic letters).
Considering the absence of Alphabets, how can we form words and/or sentences? unlike English, The Arabic Language is written from right to left. The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters. Arabic is a phonetic language, it is pronounced exactly like it’s written. Some Arabic letters Counterparts.
19 of them have counterparts in English but 9 of them do not.(ح – خ – – – ظ – ط – ظ – – – غ – ق) ذ) (ح – خ – ع – غ) that will sound unfamiliar to you. These letters/sounds scare off a lot of newbies so do not let them intimidate you.
How is Arabic written?
Arabic is a cursive language. Each letter in the word is usually written to the letter before or after (or both).
Middle form: when the letter comes in the middle of the word. And it usually connects to the letter before and the letter after.
Final form: when the letter comes at the end of the word. And it usually connects to the letter before. Many of the Arabic letters are connectable to both sides. But there are 6 letters that never connect to the letter after.They are (أ – د – ذ – ر – ز – و).
All Arabic letters are consonants but there are also long vowels.They are the counterparts of the English vowels A, E and O Arabic also known as al-Tashkeel. These handy little power-ups or ‘letter accessories’ change the basic form into a voweled form. It’s really easy.
Accents, Diacritics, and Tashkeel The basic Tashkeel are:
1 Fatha: an inclined dash written on top of the letter representing an A sounds right after the original sound of the letter.e.g. The letter B with a fatha is Ba.
Note: A letter with fatha might represent two sounds, not only one. A soft sound like Ba in Bad. Or a gruff sound like Ba in Bathos and you may see the word Fatha spelled as fatha in other resources.
Yep, that is the number 7. This number represents the letter ح in Fatha فتحة.You will also see the number 3 in 3ayn and 3’ayn. Odd huh? The reason is that some of them are not translated into English, but they are not translated into English. The letter B with a kasra is Be.
2 Dammah: a sign that looks like number 9. It’s written on top of the letter representing an O sound right after the original sound of the letter.e.g.The letter B with a Dammah is Bo.
3 Sukoon: an additional sign that looks like number 0. It’s written on top of the letter representing stillness/silence with no sounds but the original sound of the letter.e.g.The letter B with Sukoon is B.silent and there is no sound while pronouncing this letter.
Why Is It Important to Learn Arabic Letters
The Arabic letters are divided into two groups :
They called the Sun letters (Shamseyyah) and moon letters (Qamareyyah). “Al” (ال). An example of a sun letter: al-shams (The sun) is rather pronounced as a sham while written as al-shamsWell, now you are ready to dive into learning the Arabic language.
Arabic Alphabet song