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Title: The Arabic Alphabet


1
The Arabic Alphabet
  • By Bryce Casper

2
There are 28 letters in the Arabic Alphabet.
There are no capitol or small letters.
3
Arabic Alphabet And Writing System
  • Based on a consonantal Root System
  • Represented by a general/neutral concept
  • No capitol or lowercase letters
  • Consists of purely of consonants and has a base
    of patterns .
  • Looks like a type of speed writing
  • Problem for people trying to learn the language

4
Arabic Alphabet And Writing System (cont.)
  • 4 major characteristics to this language
  • Letters are connected
  • Letters have different shapes
  • Script consists of 2 separate layers of script
  • Made of consonants and long vowels
  • Second layer of script is called vocalization
  • Vowel markings are used to introduce new
    Vocabulary.

5
Arabic Alphabet and Writing System (cont.)
  • Arabic writing system is regularly phonetic
  • Words generally written as pronounced
  • Arabic sounds use a wider range of mouth and
    throat positions than English.

6
The first letter of the Arabic Alphabet is Alif.
It sounds closer to father in the Gulf Region and
closer to bad in the Mediterranean.
7
The second letter is baa. It is pronounced like
the English b.
8
The third letter is taa. Its pronounced like an
English t and it is a frontal letter.
9
The fourth letter is thaa. Its pronounced like
the first sound in three and represents the sound
in three.
10
The Fifth letter is jiim. The transliteration for
it is j. You pronounce it like the sound in
measure.
11
The sixth letter in the Arabic Alphabet is Haa.
Its pronounced like the English H.
12
Conclusion
  • The Arabic Alphabet has had a long and rich
    history
  • It is greatly intertwined with Islam
  • It was used to write the Quran
  • Some of the greatest scholars wrote some of the
    greatest books in Arabic
  • It is widespread across the world
  • It is spoken by millions
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