COPY THE SOURCE OF THIS PAGE TO THE PAGE THAT YOU WILL BE USING THIS TEMPLATE ON. ANYTHING IN COMPLETE CAPITAL LETTERS IS NOT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEW PART. IT IS INFORMATION FOR THE EDITOR/MAKER OF THE EXCERCISE/YOU.
- بـتـت b-t-t
- بـثـبـتـف b-th-b-t-f
A group of letters is shown connecting as they would in a word. Your job is to read the word from right-to-left (that is the way Arabic is written and read), and write the English transliteration letters (from left-to-right). Separate transliterated letters with dashes.
Note: Because you have not learnt about writing vowels in Arabic, the transliteration only includes consonants. For example, "b-t-t" means that the word contains the consonants in the word in that order; the vowels are not indicated yet. Because the vowels aren't indicated, the pseudo-word might be pronounced ba-ta-ta, bi-ti-ti, bit-ti, bat-tu, bu-tat, bat-ta and so on.
We learnt previously that the letter ب (baa) makes the "b" sound; its name is "baa". So بتت b-t-t can be spelt out (baa, taa, taa) but the pronunciation of the word is not the same as how it is spelt. Once you learn about writing vowels you will be able to read words with vowels.
Transliterate, use the reference chart below the exercise to help.
REFERENCE TABLE GOES HERE FOR THE STUDENT TO USE WHEN TRANSLITERATING. INCLUDE ONLY RECENTLY LEARNT MATERIAL, THAT IS, OF THE SAME LESSON. THE REFERENCE TABLE SHOULD BE BRIEF.