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The Letters Seen and SHeen

 

·        The next letters of the alphabet are Seen and SHeen

 

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س

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ش

 

·        Seen and SHeen look very similar except that Seen has no dots and SHeen has 3 dots on top

 

·        Seen is equivalent to the letter S
SHeen is equivalent to the combination SH

 

Listening & Pronouncing

 

·        Careful not to confuse Seen and THaa
THaa sounds like the TH in “Bath
Seen sounds like the S in “Bass

 

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bath-tha

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bas-sa

 

·        Exercise: repeat the words you hear

 

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Answer [1 Seen]

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Answer [1 SHeen]

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Answer [1 SHeen]

 

Reading

 

·        Seen and SHeen have the same body

Seen has no dots
But SHeen has 3 dots on top

 

end

middle

beginning

by itself

ـس

ـسـ

سـ

س

ـش

ـشـ

شـ

ش

 

·        The body of Seen/SHeen is 3 cusps followed by a big loop
You don’t see the loop when there is a letter coming after

 

·        What other letters have a loop that you don’t see when there’s a letter after?

 

end

middle

beginning

by itself

ـح

ـحـ

حـ

ح

ـس

ـسـ

سـ

س

 

·        Make sure not to confuse the cusps of the Seen/SHeen body with the bumps in letters Baa, Taa and THaa

 

·        Can you see the separate letters in the examples below?
Use the dots of Baa, Taa, THaa to help you

 

بس

سب

بسب

 

·        Make sure not to confuse Seen and THaa
They both have 3 dots on top

 

·        Can you tell the difference between Seen and THaa in the examples below?

 

شمس

ثمر

حثيث

حشيش

 

·        Exercise: read the following to the best of your ability

 

سَبَبَ

بَشارَةَ

شَرارَ

 

Writing

 

·        Exercise: copy the following words once each

 

سرد

درس

حسب

حساس

سار

شرب

حبس

خشب

 

·        Remember that when Baa, Taa and THaa come before the letter م (Meem; English “M”) that the body of the Baa/Taa/THaa becomes a semicircle

 

·        Well this happens with Seen and SHeen also
But, like Baa/Taa/THaa

o   it looks nice but it’s optional

o   the م must have a letter connected after it as well

 

·        Exercise: copy the following words once each

 

شمس

سمر

سم

شم