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  1. بـتـت /b-t-t/
  2. بـثـبـتـف /b-θ-b-t-f/

Remember, [θ] is the voiceless "th" sound as in "thing".

A group of letters is shown connecting as they would in a word. Your job is to read the word from right-to-left (that is the way Arabic is written and read), and write the English transliteration letters (from left-to-right). Separate transliterated letters with dashes.

Note: Because you have not learned about writing vowels in Arabic, the transliteration only includes consonants. For example "b-t-t", this means that the word contains the consonants in the word in that order, the vowels are not indicated yet. Because the vowels aren't indicated the pseudo-word might be pronounced /ba-ta-ta/, /bi-ti-ti/, /bit-ti/, /bat-tu/, /bu-tat/, /bat-ta/ and so on.

We learned previously that the letter ب (baa) makes the "b" sound, its name is "baa". So بتت /b-t-t/ can be spelled out (baa, taa, taa) but the pronunciation of the word is not the same as how it is spelled. Once you learn about writing vowels you will be able to read words with vowels.

Exercise 1 edit

Transliterate, use the reference chart below the exercise to help.

  1. بـت
  1. ثـبـث
  1. بـبـت
  1. بـفـث
  1. ثـت
  1. فـت
  1. بـبـت
  1. ثـث
  1. تـتـتـف
  1. فـتـفـبـفـب
  1. فـفـف
  1. تـفـت
  1. بـب
  1. فـتـف
  1. ثـبـت

References edit

Three times Twice End Middle Start Alone Name Phonetic
ببب بب ـب ـبـ بـ ب Baa [b]
تتت تت ـت ـتـ تـ ت Taa [‎t̪]
ثثث ثث ـث ـثـ ثـ ث Thaa [θ]
ففف فف ـف ـفـ فـ ف Faa [f]