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The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2007 5:40 am
by Teckid1991
Alphabet:

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*From Arabic Alphabet at wikipedia


The Arabic Alphabet consists of 28 letters and 3 symbols that are used to represent vowels.
For more information on the alphabet and links to helpful sites click on image above.


PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 10:43 pm
by Ehab
Nice one mate;
Soon we gonna add a new service to help everyone in the pronounciation. It would be the first time over the net to have such a service,, keep an eye up and let anyone who might be interested to know about it :roll: .

Salam

Ehab

PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 5:06 am
by Teckid1991
Ehab wrote:Nice one mate;
Soon we gonna add a new service to help everyone in the pronounciation. It would be the first time over the net to have such a service,, keep an eye up and let anyone who might be interested to know about it :roll: .

Salam

Ehab


oh, sweet.. can't wait!

you guys are very helpful and i cant stress enough how much i enjoy your service. Its really hard to find sites that teach arabic in a beginner friendly way; because of you all anyone can learn arabic at their own pace and quite easily.

btw, here's a good site for practicing/learning to recognize the letters in the alphabet:link

Salam wa Shukran

Edit: will you at some point discuss the different forms of a letter (beginning, middle, end of a word)?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:55 am
by Ehab
Teckid1991 wrote:
oh, sweet.. can't wait!

you guys are very helpful and i cant stress enough how much i enjoy your service. Its really hard to find sites that teach arabic in a beginner friendly way; because of you all anyone can learn arabic at their own pace and quite easily.

btw, here's a good site for practicing/learning to recognize the letters in the alphabet:link

Salam wa Shukran

Edit: will you at some point discuss the different forms of a letter (beginning, middle, end of a word)?



Salam Teckid1991;
When I replayed I said SOON,, I hope this is still soon ;).. the software is online now, you can find it here,, if you have any comments about it or facing any problem in running it please let us know.
You can access the Arabic Pronunciation Guide page here: http://www.arabicpod.net/apg.php (modified link 2012: http://www.arabicpod.net/activities/sho ... tion_Guide YOU NEED TO BE SUBSCRIBED)
Salam
Ehab

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:00 am
by 3arabiah
Link above does not work, anyway, I've seen your lesson about the pronunciation, it was very good, same as all your lessons are good:).
Salam

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 5:40 am
by kurumi
Mar7aba everyone

There is something I've been thinking lately. It's about the origine of the shapes of Arabic letters... As for Chinese characters,for example,a letter for mountain was made from a shape of a mountain. 「山」 and river is 「川」. There are some other patterns for other Chinese characters,but some of the oldest were made like this. I did some research but couldn't get satisfying answer. If someone has a knowledge about this area,I would love to hear it. :) I have no idea where did they come from.

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 10:07 am
by Ehab
Ahlan Kurumi,

That is a very interesting topic. It is not very common thing that we discuss in Arabic, because Arabic language is not a symbolic language like Chinese. However, I thought of that myself, and noticed some others discussed that over the internet, but not in official publications. The conclusion is "some" Arabic letters are derived from the way they are pronounced. For example letters (ba ب), (ta ت) and (tha ث) start with joining the lips like a bowl in the case of letter (ba) for instance, then in letter (ta) the top two teeth appear like the dots in the letter (ت), and in letter (tha) the tongue joins like the third dot (ث). You can try all the letters, try (meem م) where you make a circle with your lips, or (wow و) where you make a circle with a tale. This is unlike English for instance, which is not a symbolic language like Arabic, but letters (M) or (W) don't match the lips shape, but probably (o) does, so it is probably open to research.

Hope that would help you at least remembering the alphabets now :)

Bettawfeeq (all the best)
Ehab

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:58 am
by kurumi
@ehab

Thank you very much for taking time for thinking about this topic.It took me a while to come back here because I don't know much about Arabic world.But After all of my research ,it is rather difficult to understand Arabic history. That of East Asia is simpler I would say. :roll:
Nevertheless I really enjoyed the reseach so much.I'll keep doing this,and it is a must for learning Arabic.Hope I can get to know more about cultual aspects as well.
I was impressed Arabic alphabets are used by more than 15 languages .It seems that religious reason have affected strongly I suppose.

Your explanation did help me to remember alphabets. Shukran! Creating clear image to trigger my memory is very important for me. My favorite is ta marbutah(cute^^),and ya(cool!).lol Since Japanese language has 51alphabets,28 was not so difficult,different from it's history.^^ And it seems much more systematic language than Japanese.The more I know, the more surprising I feel.
Arabic writing is really beautuful.Interestingly enough,I began to write more carefully even when I write Japanese. :lol:

Best wishes

Kurumi

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:13 pm
by Ehab
Ahlan Kurumi,

Glad you are getting used to the Arabic Alphabets now. My favourate letter is (ت) because it simply looks like a smile :)

All the best,

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:28 pm
by kurumi
@ehab
Yes ,it looks like a smile,indeed. :D Thanks.
Kurumi

Re: The Arabic Alphabet

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:39 am
by daavidfischer
I am trying to learn Arabic, as I got a chance to work in UAE. The only demand they kept forward is should be able to handle Arabic little bit. So I am in a run for that. Your forum is really helpful. I am now concerned about the pronunciations, can you share something with the common sentences?





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