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Totally Lost

I have just finished the four alphabet levels and now on to description and I'm lost. I have no idea what the 3 represents and also what letter of the alphabet the darkened little knot in the middle of ki3aa represents. I understand that the letters are shortened when joined with other letters - I just don't which one that little dark knot is. I have a sheet with all the alphabet letters on it - is it a squished sa?

December 23, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

You should click on the "Tips" you can find in each skill of the Arabic tree. The explanations given there should cover the meaning of "3". I don't know what you mean with the dark knot, though.


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

I did look at the tips and they were describing a small "w" and the word has a 3 so didn't make a connection. I still don't understand why the words have a 3 in them - e.g. tirru3 has the small w (looks like a lying down 3) and the small alphabet W above the R but tiru3 has only the small alphabet W above it. In the word ki3aa the middle script looks like a heavy comma - that's what I'm not getting. Same as ba3ii.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lolo.ms

This is too helpful to memorize the alphabet well.. An advice from a native:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8bR8jOGiEc

And if you feel confused about where every letter's exit write مخارج الحروف on google, and see the pictures or videos..


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

Cute!! Goes much too fast for me but I'm sure with time it will become better.

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