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·        Let’s recall the letters we’ve seen so far

 

end

middle

beginning

by itself

 

ـا

ـا ـ

ا ـ

ا

Does NOT connect

ـب

ـبـ

بـ

ب

connects

ـت

ـتـ

تـ

ت

ـث

ـثـ

ثـ

ث

ـج

ـجـ

جـ

ج

ـح

ـحـ

حـ

ح

ـخ

ـخـ

خـ

خ

ـد

ـد ـ

د ـ

د

Does NOT connect

ـذ

ـذ ـ

ذ ـ

ذ

ـر

ـرـ

رـ

ر

ـز

ـزـ

زـ

ز

 

·        Aleph stretches the Fatha vowel and creates a long A sound like in the word “Father”

 

·        Baa is exactly like the letter B

 

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·        Taa is like the letter T except softer
You pronounce it by placing the tip of your tongue behind your central incisors

 

·        THaa is like the combination TH like in the word Bath
You pronounce it by placing the tip of your tongue beneath your central incisors and then breathing softly

 

·        Jeem is like the letter J

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·        Haa is like the letter H except it’s much more guttural (throaty)
You pronounce it by bringing the air out from the middle of your throat (near the trachea)

 

·        KHaa is like the sound in the German name Bach
There is no English equivalent
You pronounce it by bringing the air out from the top of your throat (near the larynx)

 

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·        Daal is like the letter D except softer
You pronounce it very similarly to the letter Taa
Except more of your tongue touches the top of your mouth
With Taa, the tip of your tongue touches the part of your mouth where the skin meets the roots of the central incisors
With Daal, the tip plus more of your tongue touches that part

 

·        Dhaal is a bit like the English Z
It actually sounds more like the TH in the word This or That
You pronounce it like you pronounce THaa except a bit more of your tongue touches the bottom of your central incisors
Also, there’s a bit of a shiver in your tongue

 

·        Raa is like the letter R
Except your tongue is a bit closer to the opening of your mouth when you pronounce it

 

·        Zeiy is almost exactly like the letter Z