Arabic Reading Course
The Long Vowel Marks- alifu-l-madd
- In the following 3 Parts, we shall cover the long vowel-marks In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing). The long vowel-marks are basically a combination of:
- The single vowel.
- A letter used to lengthen the sound of the vowel.
- The / alifu-l-madd / is the long vowel lengthening the sound of the /Fatħah/ from 'a' into 'aa'. We have not covered the joining of letters yet, so just read the letters lengthening the sound. We shall cover the way the letters change shape when joining in a later lesson In-Shā’-Allâh (God wiling).
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