Lesson 2

The Different Forms of Arabic Letters




 


Info In Arabic, words are written in a cursive style (this means that letters are joined together in a word), there is no discreet type of handwriting in Arabic. Because of this, letters are written in four different forms depending on their location in words. The following table shows all forms of the Arabic script for each letter (Remember that Arabic is written from your right to left).

   
Audio Final Form Medial Form Initial Form Detached Form Letter
Alef
Alef
Ba'
Ba'
Ta
Ta'
Tha'
Tha'
Jeem
Jeem
Ha
Ha'
Kha
Kha'
Dal
Dal
Thal
Thal
Ra
Ra'
Zay
Zay
Seen
Seen
Sheen
Sheen
Sad
Sad
Dhad
Dhad
Ta'
Ta
Za
Dza
Ain
Ain
Ghain
Ghain
Fa'
Fa'
Qaf
Qaf
Kaf
Kaf
Lam
Lam
Meem
Meem
Noon
Noon
Ha'
Ha
Waw
Waw
Ya
Ya'
 




















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