~*~ TRANSLITERATION KEY ~*~
أ = 'a, 'e, 'i, 'u,
ب = b
ت = t
ث = th sounds like the 'th' in the word 'through' or 'truth'
ج = j sounds more like the french 'j' as in 'je m'appele'
ح = H no equivalent english sound
خ = kh no equivalent english sound - but sounds like the 'ch' in the scottish word 'loch' as in the name of a famous Scottish lake - 'Loch Ness'
د = d
ذ = dh sounds like the 'th' in the word 'those' or 'there'
ر = r
ز = z
س = s
ش = sh
ص = S no equivalent english sound
ض = Dh no equivalent english sound
ط = T no equivalent english sound
ظ = Th no equivalent english sound
3a, 3e, 3i, 3u no equivalent english sound
غ = gh no equivalent english sound
ف = f
ق = q no equivalent english sound but sounds like a 'k' from deep in the throat ( try swallowing then allow the air to escape from your throat as you breathe out to get an idea of where the sound comes from)
ك = k
ل = l (L)
م = m
ن = n
ه = h
و = w
ي = y
ء hamza or glottal stop '
ة = h or t (when followed by a vowel)
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