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Learning Arabic -- The Second Short Vowel Doubled

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( بسم الله الرحمـٰنِ الرحيم )

 

Learning Arabic -- The Second Short Vowel Doubled

 

Lesson seven deals with the second of the three vowels; the fathha when it is doubled. A doubled fathha is known as a fathhatein. Click on the letters of the alphabet to hear what they sound like with this vowel.

 

When a letter such as 'raa' is given a fathhatein, it sounds like 'run', as in the word 'run' in English.

 

There is an important observation to make with the fathhatein; it is that when a letter is written with this vowel, it is always followed by the letter 'alif'. Each letter in the alphabet below will have the letter 'alif' after itself, and the fathhatein will be written atop this 'alif'. This is only for script purposes. When writing in Arabic, this is how a fathhatein is used.

 

In Arabic script, there are actually no vowels written. These symbols are to assist non-Arabs in reading the Qur'an. So when reading traditional Arabic books, these vowels will not be there and the reader will have to use his knowledge of Arabic grammar to figure out the vowelling. This 'alif' is a clue to the reader that the word has a fathhatein at its end.

 

To listen to the letters' second short vowel doubled click on the letter in this page http://www.shariahprogram.ca/Arabic-alphabet7.shtml

 

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