Oral Quiz # 1
Elementary Arabic (1105)
1. Please compose a dialogue in Formal Modern Standard Arabic
between two students meeting in the morning for the first time,
according to what is given below. (Use different greetings,
responses and different pol
Nice to meet you-
Please, come in(m)-
Please, come in (f)-
Peace be upon you-
And peace be upon you-
Good Morning reply-
Good evening re
ARBC 1105 Unit Two Notes
3 September, 2013
Alif: aa: It has two functions, one of which is to be a long vowel whose
pronunciation ranges in sound from e in bet to the a in bat to the u in but.
Differences in pronunciation (frontal, slig
ARBC 1105 Unit 2 Notes Continued 4 September 4, 2013
John Paul Cook
The uu represents the second of the three long vowels in Arabic. For
transliteration purposes, it is pronounced like oooo! in English. Remember that
the pronunciation of the lo
ARBC 1105 Unit 3
The next three letters after Thaa have the same skeletal shape and are
distinguished by the number/position of the dots ay Dhan. Two of these
consonants have no equivalent sound in English.
jiim/giim: Has three differen
ARBC 1105 Notes Unit 1
John Paul Cook
The Arabic language is structured around groups of consonant sounds that carry
meaning, so the ability to recognize sounds accurately when you hear them will
greatly enhance your ability to understand, lear
ARBC 1105 Unit 4 Notes
John Paul Cook
We know that short vowels cannot be written on their own and that they must be
written with a consonant. For this, we use a consonant called hamza, a carrier of
In linguistic termi
ARBC 1105 Unit 6 Notes
Started 2 October 2013
All nouns are either masculine or feminine. Adjectives also have masc./fem.
forms to allow them to agree with the nouns they modify. Adjectives must always
agree in gender with their nouns*
ARBC 1105 Unit 5 Notes
29 September, 2013
shadda: A pronunciation marker functioning to double the length of a consonant
being pronounced which also affects the meaning of Arabic words.
In Arabic, doubling changes both the pronunciation
ARBC 1105 Unit 7 Notes
faa is pronounced as f in feather. It is a connecting letter. \
qaaf: This is the emphatic counterpart of the sound of
k. It affects the quality of surrounding vowels so that
fatHa sounds like u in but. It is
ARBC 1105 Unit 8 Notes
miim is the letter in Arabic corresponding to English m as in may. It is a
connecting letter. Note that there are two ways of writing the initial miim.
nuun represents the sound n as in noon. It is a connecti
ARBC 1105 Unit 9 Notes
Alif Laam: This represents the definite article in Arabic, similar to the in English.
Therefore, it makes an indefinite noun definite. A word with alif laam is always definite*
Proper nouns are definite wheth
ARBC 1105 AK Unit 1 Notes
Nouns in Arabic always carry gender. Muthakkar & Muw-wattath.
There are two categories of nouns in Arabic; those referring to humans and those
referring to non-humans.
There is no neutral word for it in Ar
ARBC 1105 Unit 10 Notes
Alif maqSuura: A variant spelling of alif that can only occur at the end of a word. Its
pronounced just the regular alif. When the long vowel alif occurs at the end of a word, it
is usually spelled with alif
AK Lesson 2 Notes
Culture: In Arab culture, spending time alone is generally viewed as undesirable/to be
avoided if possible.
1) Subject: I, as in I live here.
2) Object: Me, as in he saw me