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Arabic Alphabet

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Arabic Alphabet- introduction 

The Arabic script is evolved from the Nabataean Aramaic script. It is being used since the 4th century. This language is also available in Syriac and Greek. which dates it from 512 AD. There are two main types of written Arabic:- 

  1. Classic Arabic
  2. Modern Standard Arabic

Each country or region also has its own colloquial spoken Arabic which can also be termed as their local language. Arabic has also been written with the Syriac, Hebrew and Latin scripts. 

Basic Facts About The Arabic Alphabets

The writing system of Arabic Alphabet is Abjad. The direction of writing is written in horizontal lines from right to left, numerals are written from left to right. 28 letters are used when writing other languages which do not occur in Standard Arabic. The Arabic alphabets are not actually alphabets. Arabic is one of the most difficult languages to learn. 

In the family tree of languages, Arabic belongs to across the Middle East and a large part of Africa. this language is spoken by more than 350 million native speakers. Arabic is spoken in 22 countries but it is a language of regional dialects. which may explain why it is so widely used.

Learn Arabic Letters And Alphabet

Arabic Alphabet: To start with the Arabic Alphabets here are some basic characteristics of the Arabic writing system:

  • The Arabic alphabet contains 28 letters.
  • Arabic letters change their shape according to their position in a word.
  • Arabic is written from right to left.
  • In Arabic short vowels are generally not written.

Arabic Alphabet and Pronunciation

there are 2 ways of reading Arabic:-

(a) By reading the Arabic letters.

(b) By reading the phonetic equivalent of the Arabic word by using Latin letters.

The Arabic alphabet uses the abjad script however, Arabic is sometimes written in Latin letters from left-to-right. 

Arabic Alphabet table and chart

logically it is better to begin learning/teaching the Arabic Alphabet (Arabic Letters) as it is the reasonable starting point but Arabic is different. Here below mentioned are the three basic Arabic Letters Characteristics :

a. Letters are connected to form words.

b. Words have vowels on it.

c. Some letters have dots on it.