Arabic Reading Course

Short Vowel Marks - FATĦATAIN

      The Double Vowel-Marks:

  • The double vowel-marks signs are an extension of the single vowel-marks. The double vowel signs add the '-n' sound to the single vowel. Please see the letters below. The /Dāl/ has been used to enable us to see the position of the double vowel sign which is called /tanwīn/.  /Tanwīn/ refers to the double form of any vowel, the specific name of the double vowel sign e.g.: double /Fatħah/ (Fatħatān) is also given below as this is unique for each vowel. Click on the letters with the vowel-marks to hear the pronunciation.

Click on Letters to hear pronunciation

دٌ

دٍ

دً

Arabic Character

/Đammatān/

/Kasratān/

/Fatħatān/

Vowel Name

'un'

'in'

'an'

Vowel Sound

The 'on' in dragon

The 'in' in sin

The 'an' in ran

English word with similar sound

  • In the following 3 lessons, we will learn the doubled forms of the three vowel-marks, In-Shā’-Allâh (God-Willing). These differ in pronunciation from the normal vowel-marks in that there is an added '-n' sound e.g. whilst the /Fatħah/ makes the 'a' sound, the Fatħatain makes the 'an' sound.
  • In this lesson we will cover the /Fatħatain/ which makes the 'an' sound In-Shā’-Allâh (God willing). The /Fatħatain/ is written as two /Fatħah's/ above the letter. Please click on the letters to hear how they will sound with the /Fatħatain/.
  • Unlike the /Kasratain/ and the /Ðammatain/, the /Fatħatain/ has to be followed by Alif in the Arabic writing. Therefore we connect an /Alif/ after each of the letters below when it is signed with /Fatħatain/, as in the following table:

Click on Letters to hear pronunciation

جًا

ثًا

تًا

بًا

ءًا

رًا

ذًا

دًا

خًا

حًا

ضًا

صًا

شًا

سًا

زًا

فًا

غًا

عًا

ظًا

طًا

نًا

مًا

لاً

كًا

قًا

 

 

يًا

وًا

هًا





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