Read Sun and Moon Letters in Arabic
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Hello, and thank you for watching VisiHow. Today, we will learn the difference between the sun letters and the moon letters, and what happens when you are making a definite noun using a sun letter. The Arabic alphabet is categorized into two groups of letters called sun letters and moon letters. There are fourteen sun letters in standard Arabic - taa, thaa, daal, thaal, ra, za, siin, shiin, saad, daad, taa, thaa, laam and miim.
- 5When "al" is placed before one of the sun letters, the laam in integrated into the following sun letter. In other words, it's not pronounced. Instead of being "al shams", this becomes "ashams". With any of the sun letters, this will be the rule for alif, laam preceding a sun letter. The letter laam is not pronounced as "al", but it gets integrated into the rest of the word. Again, instead of "al shams", this is "ashams".
- 6This concludes today's tutorial on Arabic sun and moon letters, and what happens when we are making a definite noun using a sun letter as the first letter in the word. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please leave them in the space below.
Video: Read Sun and Moon Letters in Arabic
Questions and Answers
How to remember sun and moon letters in Arabic?
To remember moon letters,I have an Arabic sentence thus ابغ حجك وخف عقيمه is there any similar sentence to remember sun letters?
No there is not, all the rest of the letters that are aside of the sentence you mentioned are Sun letters.
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