a dot under transliterated heavy
Falooka transliteration reflects how native speakers speak and
not how the actual words are spelt in Arabic text.
For instance, even if a word is spelt with a long vowel it may
appear as a short vowel if it is pronounced
If you intend to learn the Arabic letters then
to the "alif-bi-tis" (abc song) played on the piano.
Shortly after learning
the Arabic letters learn to use the Arabic dictionary. Don't put it
off. It takes practice to be able to use an Arabic dictionary because of the root system.
Tip: Write out your
"alif-bi-tis" (abc's) on a flash card and place the flash card in
your dictionary. This will help you remember the order of the
letters while looking up words.
Keep going! You're almost there.