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The following works for all letters {Huroof}, in all forms:

  • Pronounce the 'i' as [ɪ] (in English, the 'i' in 'bit', not the 'i' in 'bite').
  • Pronounce the 'u' as [u] (a 'short' 'oo' sound). It is not glided. In standard English, the lips are tightened at the end of this sound, but that is not done in Arabic.</ref>).
  • Pronounce the 'a' as [a] as in 'art'.
بِ

(bi)
بُ

(bu)
بَ

(ba)
تِ

(ti)
تُ

(tu)
تَ

(ta)
ثِ

(thi)
ثُ

(thu)
ثَ

(tha)
سِ

(si)
سُ

(su)
سَ

(sa)


ExamplesEdit

These are examples of Arabic words (these are verbs) before and after the vowels have been indicated. These signs clarify how the word should be pronounced.


ترك
(t-r-k)

BECOMES

تـَرَكَ (ta-ra-ka)




ثبت (th-b-t)

BECOMES

ثـَبَتَ (tha-ba-ta)




ذهب (dh-h-b)

BECOMES

ذ َهَبَ (dha-ha-ba) Meaning: (he) went





نكن (n-k-n)

BECOMES

نـَكُنُ (na-ku-nu)




ثبت (th-b-t)

BECOMES

ثـَبُتَ (tha-bu-ta)