Varieties of Hamza (ء): Arabic Pronunciation Training (16) [Audio & Listening Drills]


Mourad Diouri

Mourad Diouri is teaching fellow and e-learning instructor/developer in Arabic Language Studies at CASAW (Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World) at the University of Edinburgh.

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6 Responses

  1. Jones.Marc says:

    Good selection of words here. Included verbs, nouns, prepositions with hamzas over different carriers and at various positions with in the word (i.e. front, medial, end etc).

    I think some sentences that incorporate vocabulary we have learned would also be good. They could take the form of flash cards too. It would be good to hear the words as part of a sentence, in order to get a better idea of things like elision and fluidity.

  2. Pember-Finn.Tom says:

    I think these cards demonstrate the pronunciation of hamza very well. For us beginners, this set of flashcards works extremely well in conjunction with Unit 9 of Alif Baa, which also deals with hamza in its different forms.

  3. Annett.Rachel says:

    This flashcard set is a convenient way of testing out my knowledge as it provides different words from Alif Baa, my main textbook at present. The new vocabulary helps me test my listening skills and whether or not I need to review that section of the textbook.

  4. Hine.Sebastien says:

    I agree with everything said above and find these exercises very useful. One problem i have though is that i would like to try reading the word by myself first, before i am given the pronounciation, maybe once i pick up in speed this won’t be a problem…

  5. Nicholson.Elin says:

    These are useful, but I am wondering if the words with the tanween are pronounced in the same way in spoken/’street’ dialects, or if this is a formal and/or written convention? Thanks.

  6. Thanks Elin – Most of the wrods with tanween is pronunouced in MSA. But, sometimes we use them in spoken like (Thanks – Shukran) and (Always – Daa’iman)

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