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  ►»Arabic Alphabet Tutorial - FREE Arabic Reading/Writing Course - Read Arabic Script
For the Arabic classes, it is necessary that one have at least some command of reading and writing in the Arabic language.
Please note that the characters of the Arabic alphabet are neither capital nor small; they have one form only.
In the Arabic alphabet, we have 29 letters three of which are long vowels.
www.shariahprogram.ca /Arabic-alphabet.shtml   (375 words)

  
  Arabic alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
As the alphabet of the language of the Quran, the holy book of Islam, its influence spread with that of Islam and it has been, and still is, used to write other languages without any linguistic roots in Arabic, such as Persian and Urdu).
This alphabet can be traced back to the alphabet used to write the Nabataean dialect of Aramaic, itself descended from Phoenician (which, among others, gave rise to the Greek alphabet and, thence, to Latin letters, etc.).
The first example of a text in the Arabic alphabet appeared in 512 A.D. It wasn't until the 7th century that dots were added above and below the letters to differentiate them (the Aramaic model had fewer phonemes than the Arabic, so in the early writings a single letter might represent several phonemes).
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  Arabic alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arabic script is cursive, and all primary letters have conditional forms for their glyphs, depending on whether they are at the beginning, middle or end of a word, so they may exhibit 4 distinct forms (initial, medial, final or isolated).
The first known text in the Arabic alphabet is a late fourth-century inscription from Jabal Ramm (50 km east of Aqaba), but the first dated one is a trilingual inscription at Zebed in Syria from 512.
In the 20th century, Arabic script was generally replaced by the Latin alphabet in the Balkans, parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, and Southeast Asia, while in the Soviet Union, after a brief period of Latinization, [1] use of the Cyrillic alphabet was mandated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arabic_alphabet   (3328 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Persian alphabet
The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing the Arabic language, which is the language of the Quran, the holy book of Islam.
The Eastern Arabic numerals (also called Eastern Arabic numerals, Arabic-Indic numerals, Arabic Eastern Numerals) are the symbols (glyphs) used to represent the Hindu-Arabic numeral system in conjunction with the Arabic alphabet in Egypt, Iran, Pakistan and parts of India, and also in the no longer used Ottoman Turkish...
The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing Arabic and various other languages, together with various closely related scripts that typically differ in the presence or absence of a few letters.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Persian-alphabet   (2238 words)

  
 Arabic alphabet Information
The Arabic alphabet is an "impure" abjad—short vowels are not written, though long ones are—so the reader must know the language in order to restore the vowels.
The Arabic script is cursive, and all primary letters have conditional forms for their glyphs, depending on whether they are at the beginning, middle or end of a word, so they may exhibit 4 distinct forms (initial, medial, final or isolated).
In the 20th century, Arabic script was generally replaced by the Latin alphabet in the Balkans,Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, while in the Soviet Union, after a brief period of Latinization, [1] use of the Cyrillic alphabet was mandated.
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The Arabic alphabet is an abjad, a term describing writing in which the vowels are not explicitly written; so the reader must know the language in order to restore them.
This alphabet can be traced back to the Nabataean dialect of Aramaic, itself descended from Phoenician (which, among others, gave rise to the Greek alphabet and, thence, to Latin letters, etc.).
The first example of a text in the Arabic alphabet appeared in 512 A.D. It wasn't until the 7th century that marks were added above and below the letters to differentiate them, the Aramaic model having fewer phonemes than the Arabic and in the early writings a single letter might represent several phonemes.
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 Arabic Chat Alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arabic Chat Alphabet is used to communicate in the Arabic language over the Internet or for sending messages via cellular phones when the actual Arabic alphabet is unavailable for technical reasons.
It is mainly a character encoding of Arabic to the Latin alphabet.
To handle those Arabic letters that do not have an approximate phonetic equivalent in the Latin script, numerals and other characters were appropriated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arabic_Chat_Alphabet   (763 words)

  
 Arabic alphabet, pronunciation and language
The Aramaic language has fewer consonants than Arabic, so during the 7th century new Arabic letters were created by adding dots to existing letters in order to avoid ambiguities.
Arabic has also been written with the Hebrew, Syriac and Latin scripts.
Arabic, Dari, Hausa, Kabyle, Kashmiri, Kazak, Kurdish, Kyrghyz, Malay, Morisco, Pashto, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sindhi, Siraiki, Tatar, Turkish, Uyghur, Urdu
www.omniglot.com /writing/arabic.htm   (835 words)

  
 The Origins of Arabic Calligraphic
According to contemporary studies, Arabic writing is a member of the Semitic alphabetical scripts in which mainly the consonants are represented.
Arabic became a frequently used alphabet--and, today, it is second in use only to the Roman alphabet.
The Arabic alphabet is a script of 28 letters and uses long but not short vowels.
www.islamicart.com /main/calligraphy/origins.html   (387 words)

  
 arabic language, alphabet
Arabic is the 6th major language of the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Arabic is the language of the Qur'an, the holy writings of Muslims throughout the world.
Arabic script is highly decorative and has been used for this purpose throughout the Islamic world in mosques and other buildings.
www.learn-arabic.arollo.com /arabic.html   (219 words)

  
 Babel : arabic. Lesson 1
The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters, but in some Arab countries, additional letters have been introduced, depending on important sounds in each of these countries.
Arabic is written with an alphabet, but letters are joined together, reminding you of Western handwriting.
The other important characteristic is that the Arabic that you'll learn in this beginner's course, is called Modern Standard Arabic, and is based on the linguistic traditions of which the Koran is one of the main representatives for.
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 Art of Arabic Calligraphy
Arabic belongs to the group of Semitic alphabetical scripts in which mainly the consonants are represented in writing, while the markings of vowels (using diacritics) is optional.
Although early Arabic sources mention several calligraphic styles in reference to the cities in which they were used, they generally fit into two broad categories with some minor variations, these are the "dry styles," the early predecessors of Kufic, and the "moist styles," the early predecessors of the cursive family or scripts.
Several letters in the Arabic alphabet share the same shape, and are differentiated only by the number and placement of dots on the letters.
www.sakkal.com /ArtArabicCalligraphy.html   (1979 words)

  
 Arabic
As the alphabet of the language of the Quran, the holy book of Islam, its influence spread with that of Islam and it has been, and still is, used to write other languages without any linguistic roots in Arabic, such as Persian, and Turkish before 1928 (after which Latin alphabet), Kashmiri, Sindhi, Urdu and Kurdish.
This alphabet can be traced back to the Nabataean dialect of Aramaic, itself descended from Phoenician (which, among others, gave rise to the Greek alphabet and, thence, to Latin letters, etc.).
The first example of a text in the Arabic alphabet appeared in 512 A.D. It wasn't until the 7th century that marks were added above and below the letters to differentiate them, the Aramaic model having fewer phonemes than the Arabic and in the early writings a single letter might represent several phonemes.
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 Ancient Scripts: Arabic
Due to the influence of Islam, the Arabic alphabet is one of the most widespread writing systems in the world, found in large parts of Africa and Western and Central Asia, as well as in ethnic communities in East Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
While originally used to write the Arabic language, the Arabic alphabet has been adopted by other groups to write their own languages, such as Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and more.
Although Arabic inscriptions are most common after the birth of Islam (7th century CE), the origin of the Arabic alphabet lies deeper in time.
www.ancientscripts.com /arabic.html   (588 words)

  
 Arabic alphabet - UniLang Wiki
The Arabic alphabet has 28 letters; beside those there are other signs used to represent short vowels, one consonant (hamza), doubling and other features.
Of the 28 letters of the alphabet 27 are consonants, but the first letter (alif) is not.
In arabic vowels are normally not written and have to be "guessed" from the context.
home.unilang.org /main/wiki2/index.php/Arabic_alphabet   (1204 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Arabic alphabet
In the 20th century, Arabic script was generally replaced by the Latin alphabet in the Balkans,Sub-Saharan Africa, Somalia and Southeast Asia, while in the Soviet Union, after a brief period of Latinization,
The Arabic alphabet can be encoded using several character sets, including ISO-8859-6 and Unicode, in the latter thanks to the "Arabic segment", entries U+0600 to U+06FF.
The basic Arabic range encodes the standard letters and diacritics, but does not encode contextual forms (U+0621–U+0652 being directly based on ISO 8859-6); and also includes the most common diacritics and Arabic-Indic digits.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Arabic_alphabet   (3783 words)

  
 gallery-arab
The Arabic alphabet, like Hebrew and Phoenician, is descended from a Semitic alphabet first used nearly 4000 years ago.
Just as English has upper and lower case, Arabic has different forms of most letters, depending on whether the letter comes at the beginning, middle or end of a word, or stands alone.
It spread the alphabet throughout the world, so it came to be used to write Turkish, Persian, Urdu, Malay and other languages.
www.geocities.com /hkhemlock/gallery-arab.html   (277 words)

  
 JAARS Museum of the Alphabet: Arabic
For the Arabic it is the minimal use of vowel letters and the leftward direction of writing.
It is stripped to the minimum: all styles are cursive and geared to rapid penwork, and most vowels are ignored.
The Arabic alphabet is one of the most important in the world.
www.jaars.org /museum/alphabet/galleries/arabic.htm   (276 words)

  
 Overview of the Arabic Language to Help You Learn Arabic
Arabic pronunciation includes a variety of distinctive guttural sounds that are formed in a different way than most sounds in European languages.
The Arabic alphabet consists of 28 letters that change shape depending on their position within a word and the letters by which they are surrounded.
Arabic vowels are indicated by marks above and below the consonants, but in texts such as newspapers and magazines, these marks are often omitted.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/arabic/overview.htm   (633 words)

  
 Language Log: A New Arabic Alphabet?
Abulhab developed a modified version of the Arabic alphabet in which each letter has a single form and in which letters can be written separately rather than linked together in the usual cursive style.
His modified alphabet is intended primarily as a transitional system, to make it easier for children like his daughter to learn to read and write in Arabic, but he reports that adults accustomed to the traditional system are able to read his modified alphabet with little difficulty.
Traditional Arabic writing is so much a part of the cultures in which it is used and so tied up with Islamic tradition, that even if the new system has great advantages there will be enormous resistance to change.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/000590.html   (462 words)

  
 Arabic/Arabic alphabet - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
The alphabet does not have capital letters (letters especially designed for names or certain grammar cases).
See Arabic alphabet (by group) to learn more on how to tell the written shapes apart, and how to write them.
Each Arabic letter is made up of two parts: a shape, a number of dots.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Arabic/Arabic_alphabet   (651 words)

  
 Arabic, Arabic Study Abroad, and Other Islamic Languages
Arabicizing Your Computer (link fixed January 11, 2007) by al-Husein N. Madhany in PDF format (which is an updated an enhanced version of the original); and an older version of the same article and in html is
Arabic Keyboard Layout This is especially useful for reminding one of where characters that are not commonly used are located, such as short vowels and case markers.
The Qur'an: Arabic text and recitation The recitation is by Shaykh Khalil al-Husari and is considered to be ideal for learning the proper pronunciation of the Qur'an.
www.uga.edu /islam/Arabic.html   (2408 words)

  
 Arabic Language, Alphabet, Grammar, Pronunciation, Learn to Speak Arabic Software
From the Arabic alphabet and Arabic grammar to conversational Arabic and correct Arabic pronunciation, this special site dedicated to the Arabic language includes information about language, culture, and Arabic software products to help you satisfy your curiosity about all things Arabic.
It's easier than ever to learn Arabic and to begin to speak Arabic with the language resources and language software from Transparent Language.
The Arabic language is spoken in more than 20 countries, from Morocco to Egypt and throughout the Arabian peninsula.
www.learn-arabic-language-software.com   (375 words)

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