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Arabic Alphabet & Basic-Sounds

WERE ENGLISH.

Tutorial 1

IF

ENGLISH, ALL THE TIME, WAS PRINTED IN UPPER CASE LETTERS ONLY, ITS STUDENTS TO LEARN ONLY 26 SYMBOLS, INSTEAD OF 52 SYMBOLS, TO READ ALL MATTER PRINTED IN

*1. Arabic is read and recited from right to left.

Arabic, all the time, was printed in Single Case or Single Symbol representation for Arabic letters, its students were to learn only 30 symbols, instead of over 100 symbols, to read or recite all matter printed in such Arabic. Easy Recite Arabic System prints all Arabic matter, using only one symbol per letter. Each symbol is custom designed, developed and tested as a distinct and recitation friendly in its appearance and more convenient and functional in utility. It is suitable at all four locations in a word: a) the first, b) the in-between, c)the last letter in a word or d) just by it self letter. Generally, ERA System links the letters in each word, creating a consistent traditional flow. If required, ERA System creates a disjointed text script, like the one in Latin, Roman or English. Readers, proficient on traditional scripts, can easily master 30 symbols in ERA System. They can read ERA text very easily. Conversely, the readers of ERA System, as and when they try, can pick up reading on the traditional scripts. Till then, ERA readers have the relief, comfort and luxury to work with only one symbol, instead of 3, 4 or 5 symbols, for each alphabet. ERA System, working with 30 alphabet symbols, is a sincere comfort to most Non Arab seniors, adults, children, new Muslims and especially those, who are not (forthwith) interested in learning Arabic, as a first or second language. As a fast track tool, ERA System is far more friendly and efficient system, to learn and teach fluent and better recitation of Arabic Holy Quran, than all Arabic and non-Arabic scripts. In Tutorial 1, students learn basic-sounds or phonetic keys of Arabic Alphabetic Symbols or Letters, in association with phonetically similar English letters, given with each Arabic Symbol, except for three letters, which carry Arabic names. *2. Each symbol, large or small, black or green, holds a basic-sound or a phonetic key. The Hollow symbols hold no sound and they work as Silent Letters. Just ignore them! Under guidance of a suitable teacher / Qari, students learn and practice basic-sounds of all Arabic Symbols. Example: ba, bay, be, bo or baa, bay, bee, boo. Not all Arabic names, yet. ----------------------After the Lesson, the students should be able to recall and pronounce fairly accurately, the basic sounds of all Arabic symbols.
Tutorial 1 Basic-Sounds of Arabic Alphabet

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Examine your Recollection about: Arabic Names of ERA Symbols in Arabic Sequence!

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Excellent, if you know Arabic Names of above Symbols. Other wise, never mind! -----------------------------

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Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Alif

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = a , e , i , o or u

$X$

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: ba

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = b in baby, bow or bus

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Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: fa

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = f in fan, fun or father

8*XL

Easy Recite Arabic Symbols: ha , & ha

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = h in hill, hero or house

8,X8

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: jeem

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = j in jack, joker or judge

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Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: kaaf

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = k in king or keen or cake

8.X8.

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: laam

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = l in lazy or lion or lumber

8/X8/

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: meem

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = m in man or mother

80X80

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: noon

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = n in new, no, or number

Test / Exercise # 1

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=H

L
=H

(
=F

$X
=B

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Alif

80X
=N

8/X
=M

.X
=L

8M
=K

,
=J

,
=J

M
=K

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=L

8/X
=M

80X
=N

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Alif

$8
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8(
=F

L
=H

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=H

80X
=N

L
=H

8.
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$
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,
=J

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=H
Good.

8/X
=M

(X
=F

8M
=K

#
Alif

You have learnt Phonetic Keys of 10 ERA Symbols.

83X83

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: qaaf

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = q in quake, quick or quote

8TX8T

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: ra

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = r in run, rain, or ruin

ERA Symbols: say saad & seen

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = s in safe, sell, soon or sun

ERA Symbols: toay , ta & ta

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = t in tall, ten, toy, tune

89X89

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Waw

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = w in wall, well or wool

8;X8;

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Ya

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = y in yet, yard or your

ERA Symbols: zaal , zoay & zay

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = z in zebra, zone or zoo

Test / Exercise # 2

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=S

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U
=S

TX
=R

3
=Q

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9
=W

VX
=T

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6
=T

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=S

U
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=Z

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=Z

Z
=Z

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=Y

98
=W

8V
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6
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4
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T
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3
=Q

8\
=Z

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Better.

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6X
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89
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You have learnt Phonetic Keys of another13 ERA Symbols.

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Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Z or Dhaad Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = z or dh

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Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Ghayn

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = gh in Ghazi

8-X8-

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Kha

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = kh in khaki or Khartoom

85X85

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Sheen

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = sh in shade, ship or shy

8FX8F

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: daal

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = the in then, their or thy

8SXS

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: Ayn

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = a , e , i , o or u

87X87

Easy Recite Arabic Symbol: HamzA

Phonetic Key or Basic-Sound = a , e , i , o or u

Test / Exercise # 3

F
= The

5
= Sh

= Kh

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= Gh

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= Z or Dh

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= Z or Dh

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= Gh

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HamzA

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Ayn

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= Gh

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7
HamzA

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M
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,
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XX;
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9X
=W

8T
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3
=Q

*
=H
Best.

L
=H

(
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$X
=B

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Alif

You have learnt Phonetic Keys of all 30 ERA Symbols.

Rehearse Basic-Sounds of Solid Letters, shown in 2s, 3s and 4s.

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Excellent!

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You know Basic-Sounds or Phonetics all ERA Arabic Keys.