2There are 28 letters in the Arabic Alphabet There are 28 letters in the Arabic Alphabet. There are no capitol or small letters.
3Arabic Alphabet And Writing System Based on a consonantal Root SystemRepresented by a general/neutral conceptNo capitol or lowercase lettersConsists of purely of consonants and has a base of patterns .Looks like a type of speed writingProblem for people trying to learn the language
4Arabic Alphabet And Writing System (cont.) 4 major characteristics to this languageLetters are connectedLetters have different shapesScript consists of 2 separate layers of scriptMade of consonants and long vowelsSecond layer of script is called vocalizationVowel markings are used to introduce new Vocabulary.
5Arabic Alphabet and Writing System (cont.) Arabic writing system is regularly phoneticWords generally written as pronouncedArabic sounds use a wider range of mouth and throat positions than English.
6The first letter of the Arabic Alphabet is Alif The first letter of the Arabic Alphabet is Alif. It sounds closer to father in the Gulf Region and closer to bad in the Mediterranean.
7The second letter is baa. It is pronounced like the English b.
8The third letter is taa. Its pronounced like an English t and it is a frontal letter.
9The fourth letter is thaa The fourth letter is thaa. Its pronounced like the first sound in three and represents the sound in three.
10The Fifth letter is jiim. The transliteration for it is j The Fifth letter is jiim. The transliteration for it is j. You pronounce it like the sound in measure.
11The sixth letter in the Arabic Alphabet is Haa’ The sixth letter in the Arabic Alphabet is Haa’. It’s pronounced like the English H.
12Conclusion The Arabic Alphabet has had a long and rich history It is greatly intertwined with IslamIt was used to write the Qur’anSome of the greatest scholars wrote some of the greatest books in ArabicIt is widespread across the worldIt is spoken by millions