LAW 3: The sequoun

  Watch summary video
(3.32 min)

What is power law #3?
 

   
 
 Can you divide words into syllables?
The sequoun (ﮦ) is the absence of a vowel. The sequoun appears as a small circle above the letter.
                
Power Law 3: A consonant plus a short or long vowel plus a consonant carrying a sequoun equals a syllable.

[consonant + short or long vowel + consonant with sequoun =  syllable].
                

Covered letters:
ه ح ع ﺽ   


     

 View the sequoun as a stop sign -- so that after the sequoun a new syllable begins.

 

 Click and listen to the syllables...

* fictitious words are used below to focus on reading and not meaning.

Note: The consonants carrying the sequouns are shown below in brown.

 

Consonant + short or long vowel + consonant (with a sequoun) = one syllable.


    هاهْ
haah


   عاحْوَ
 2 
ça-wa


   ضِضْعَ
 3 
ḍi-ça


    هوحْ
 4 
huu


   ضيضْ
  ii


    هِهْضَ
  hih-ḍa


 

 


Top   |    Feedback   |    Error?   |     Index   |   Home

Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape


 

 





















































     

Keep going! You're almost there.