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Arabic Parsing vs. Diacritics Posted by on Nov 16, 2017

In acquiring Arabic, it is exceedingly essential that articulation rules, namely diacritics الحَرَكَات, be known from the outset. Knowing how to pronounce sounds and words intelligibly leads to better learning and communication. The ability to pronounce words effortlessly speeds up vocabulary acquisition and retention. Likewise, proper pronunciation leads to more comprehensible speech. This post is…

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Arabic Diacritics: Important But Neglected Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

diacritics and disambiguation

Generally, diacritics are marks that are added to letters and have pronunciation- and/or meaning-related values as well as grammatical values. In Arabic, diacritical marks are: the fatHah  َ , a semi-flat hyphen-like added on top of the letter, the kasrah ِ , similar to fatHah, but put below the letter, the Dhammah ُ, a mark…

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Top Ten Arabic Blog Articles Posted by on Dec 31, 2011

Hi friends and Arabic fans ! Today, is the last day of 2011, so we wish you all a Happy New Year. In today’s post I am going to go over the top ten Arabic Blog articles.      1- The first top post was about the Arabic Numbers from 1 – 100 . You can…

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(2) Arabic Diacritics (Al-Tashkeel الـتـشـكـيـــل ) Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

The Harakaat الحركات which literally means “motions” are the short vowel marks but Tashkeel refers to other vowel or consonant diacritics.. * Fathah /  ـَ /                The Fatha فتحة is a small diagonal line placed above a letter and represents a short /a/. The word Fatha itself means “opening” and refers to the opening of the…

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(1) Arabic Diacritics (Al-Tashkeel الـتـشـكـيـــل ) Posted by on Jul 23, 2011

        A diacritic التشكيل is an additional mark or sign added to a letter. The term is derived from Greek and means “distinguishing”. Diacritic is both a noun or an adjective whereas diacritical is only an adjective. Diacritical marks may appear above or below a letter or in some other position such as between two…

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