In Arabic, a diagonal line below a letter is called a kasrah. Soft letters are pronounced with an ‘e’ sound as in ‘tin’. Rough letters start off sounding thick-then transitions to a thinner sound as in the second syllable “cutter”. While completing the exercises, please also keep these points in your mind:
- When reciting syllable by syllable it is important not to elongate the sound.
- As you can see from the examples below, when letters are written together to form words they lose their lower “tails.” To get used to this, one should work a large number of examples.
- Letters undergo changes when connecting them in writing. Some can connect with letter coming before and after while some only connect with those before them.
- د ذ ر ز ا و These letters do not connect to the one after them
- If you pay attention to the letters in red, you can better see the changes that occur when connecting letters.
Let’s start 😊: