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Sounds and Shapes of Arabic Letters

A New Way To Teach English Speaking Students Arabic Alphabet

by Fathi Ahmed Alfargabi

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Publisher: Universal-Publishers
Pub date: 2021
Pages: 68
ISBN-10: 1627343725
ISBN-13: 9781627343725
Categories: Language, Literature & LinguisticsLanguage & LingusiticsLanguage & Lingusitics


The shapes of some widely known objects resemble the shapes of Arabic letters. The method shown in this book uses this quality to shift the present method of learning Arabic letters from teaching to perception. For example, if a learner looks at the Arabic letter and the drawing of a cow's horns on the front cover of this book, this letter’s shape INSTANTLY is retained in the learner’s memory. There is no need to write it repeatedly to memorize its form because it is beside a reminiscent object's shape. No other book provides such effective reminders of letters' shapes. The present way of learning letters is by introducing them INTO memory. This book offers a recall FROM memory. This revolutionary method actualizes an INSTANT remembrance of the forms of Arabic letters. For best results, students should study the book six days ahead of formal course books. It saves time and effort.

For example, the letter “s” is the first of the letters of the words swan, snake, sun, sword. If you draw waves under the letter "s", you will get the shape of a swan. The shape of the swan is an effective REMINDER of the shape of the letter "s". If you draw a tongue and connect it to the upper end of the letter “s”, you will get the shape of a snake. The shape of the snake is an effective REMINDER of the shape of the letter "s".

Now, English-speaking students will be able to sound out Arabic letters INDEPENDENTLY by using the sounds of English letters! Moreover, they will be able to identify the shapes of Arabic letters INSTANTLY! In this book, I used shapes that REMIND students of the shapes of Arabic letters. Worldwide, formal coursebooks TEACH students the shapes of letters.


The pattern adopted in this book is new and based on logical thinking.
--Dr. Abdulah Attayeb, legendary professor of Arabic language at the University of Khartoum, minister of education in Sudan

We advise ministries of education of Arabic countries to use this book.
--Dr. Ahmed M. Alkhateeb, Dr. Awwad G. Athumayni, and Dr. Ali Alkhidir, who were the experts of the Bureau of Education for the Gulf States

About the Author

Fathi A. Alfargabi is a university graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics and Computer Science. Now retired, he is an avid reader and reads a novel each week. To teach his grandchildren a lesson, he intentionally threw a handful of leaves onto a spider web. The spider immediately cleaned up the broken leaves from its web.