Understanding The Shaddah in Arabic
Free Course | Lesson 6
We previously studied in our series of alphabet arabic free courses:
In Lesson 6, we’ll explore the doubling of Arabic letters, specifically when a letter with a Sukoon is followed by the same letter with a vowel.
بْ + بَ
The Shaddah symbol indicates a doubled Arabic letter.
Understanding the Shaddah Rule in Arabic
In Arabic, for smoother reading and writing, two identical letters are often fused. The Shaddah symbolizes this fusion, representing the doubling of an Arabic letter. This lesson delves into this unique aspect of the Arabic language.
In English, a letter is doubled simply by writing it twice, as in the word “intellectual” where the letter ‘L’ appears twice consecutively. In Arabic, this doubling is denoted by the symbol known as Shaddah.
This symbol is positioned above the Arabic letter. While it’s typically placed beneath short vowel marks, when combined with a kasra, the Shaddah is written above the letter with the kasra directly below the Shaddah, rather than beneath the letter itself.
This Arabic lesson has concluded. Insha’Allah, our next topic will be the joined form of the Arabic alphabet.
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