Read and Write Arabic Vowels

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Short Vowels

Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. Today, we have a small series of tutorials on reading and writing Arabic vowels. This is Part 1 of 2, dealing with short vowels.

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    In order to illustrate this, we have written four examples of the beginning letter "siim", which is one of the Arabic letters
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    There are three vowel sounds, and one marking that will illustrate the absence of a vowel
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    The three vowel sounds can roughly correspond to the English "a", "I" and "you".
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    The name for the "a" sound is "fatha"
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    The name for the "I" sound is "kasra"
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    The name for the "you" sound is "dhamma"
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    For the absence of a vowel, it is "sukoon"
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    The "fatha" is placed just at the upper left as a small diagonal mark on the letter
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    Since we are using the letter "siim", if we read this with "fatha", it would be pronounced "sa". It is not a long vowel. This is a very short vowel. Again, this would be read quickly as "sa".
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    If we wanted to make an "I" sound using "kasra", it is placed at the bottom, slightly to the left, as a similar diagonal marking
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    It would be pronounced "si".
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    If we wanted to use a "dhamma", and make "su", we would need a small circle, and a line just to the upper left
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    Again, that is pronounced "su".
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    If we place a circle above the letter that is completely closed, this is a "sukoon"
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    This would be read "s". It is without a vowel marking.
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    This concludes today's tutorial on reading and writing Arabic vowels
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    This is Part 1 of 2, dealing with short vowels. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
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Long Vowels

Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. Today, we have a short series of tutorials on writing Arabic vowels. This is Part 2 of 2, dealing with long vowels. If you would like to see how to make the short vowels in Arabic - "a", "I" and "you" - please view our tutorial on reading and writing Arabic short vowels.

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Steps

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    We have the vowels "a", "I" and "you" for the "fatha", "kasra" and "dhamma"
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    However, what if we want to make these vowels "aa", "ee" and "oo"? The "fatha", "kasra" and "dhamma" correspond to particular consonant letters.
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    "Fatha" will be followed by the letter "alif"
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    "Kasra" will be followed by the letter "yaa"
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    "Dhamma" will be followed by the letter "waaw"
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    We will now write the letters "alif", "yaa" and "waaw" in Arabic
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    We have illustrated the vowels with the letter "siim"
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    Each of these letters will connect from the right side.
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    If we would like to make the sound "saa", we can write the letters "siim", connected to the letter "alif", with a "fatha"
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    This will be pronounced "saa".
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    If we would like to make "see" as a sound, we can write the letter "siim", followed by the letter "yaa", with a "kasra"
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    This will be pronounced "see".
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    If we would like to make the sound "soo", we will write the letter "siim", connected to "waaw", with a "dhamma" above "siim"
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    This will be pronounced "soo".
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    This concludes today's tutorial on writing Arabic vowels
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    It's Part 2 of 2, dealing with long vowels in Arabic. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
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