In this lesson we are learning the last 3 letters of the Arabic alphabet: «haa» , «waaw» and «yaa». They are also considered to be of the easy letters as their sounds have equivalents in English. Here is what they look like:
The letter «haa»
This letter is pronounced like «h» in the words «home», «heart», «have».
This is what it looks like in various positions:
Unlike the other letter that we have learned, the letter «haa» changes drastically depending on its position in a word:
Let's look at examples of writing the letter «haa» in words:
The letter «waaw»
In a way, the letter woow resembles a massive comma and it looks like this:
Here is what it looks like in various positions:
This letter does not connect on the left, it has to be separate from the left side, so, as a result, the initial and separate forms are the same, as well as the middle and final ones are the same too. See examples of the letter «waaw» in different positions below:
Pronunciation of the letter
To pronounce the letter «waaw» correctly we need to collect the lips into a tube, as if to whistle. It is similar to the English «w» and «waaw» is pronounced like «w» in the word «wow».
It is crucial to collect the lips into a tube when pronouncing it, otherwise the sound will not be as correct.
The letter «yaa»
The letter «yaa» is pronounced similarly to the letter «y» in the words «New-York», «day» etc. Listen to «yaa» with vowels.
Here is what «yaa» looks like in various positions:
This was the last lesson dedicated to learning the Arabic alphabet. We are going to learn to read whole words in the next course.