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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KirtRenee

Are the things in the phonetics exercises real words or just made up sounds?

In the first half dozen or so topics, in exercises like match the cards, are the combinations of characters actual words? Or are they mostly just systematic combinations of sounds to teach the writing system? (i imagine at least a few must be words by coincidence?)

September 28, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Litlabirna

My husband is a native speaker of Arabic and he says that some of them are actual words but most of them are not. Mostly, they are just systematic combination of sounds to teach the writing system - just like you assumed.

September 28, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timothy.Bettis

Most are gibberish but I've run into a few that are actual words and I wish the app also explained their meaning... :(

October 2, 2019
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