The syllables explained

 



     
   

 

The syllables explained


 
Syllables help us read by grouping letters.

How to break words into syllables?

Four RULES:
 

      C = consonant,

      v = short vowel

      vv = long vowel.
 

      RULE 1: C + v =
Consonant + short vowel = syllable

RULE 2: C + vv =
Consonant + long vowel = syllable

RULE 3: The sequoun ---- After a sequoun there is a syllabic break.
 

      RULE 4: C+C   ----  Two copies of the same letter (shadda). The first copy has a sequoun resulting in a syllabic break.

Shaddas do not appear on vowels.

 

            Rule #1 & Rule #2:
Consonants partner-up with a short or a long vowel. They comprise a syllable.
 

      Rule #1, Rule #2 and Rule #3:
SHORT STORY: If a consonant with its short or long vowel sees an adjacent sequoun they feel sorry for the sequoun -- because it is all by itself. So what do they do? They let the sequoun join in to become one family -- as one syllable.

      Example


مُهَنْدِسْ
 3
 
mo-han-dis

 
engineer

Divide مُهَنْدِسْ into syllables:

Syllable 1:  مُA consonant with a short vowel.

Syllable 2:  هَنْA consonant with a short vowel plus the adjacent sequoun.

Syllable3: دِسْ A consonant with a short vowel plus an adjacent sequoun.




  Syllables in action...

  Practice your syllables


كُرْسي
 1  kor-si  
chair


نِمْرَة
 2
 
nim-ra  

number


مُهَنْدِسْ
 3
 
mo-han-dis  

engineer


صورَة
 4
 
suu-ra  
picture


أوضَة
 17
 
oo-Da 
room


سِتّْ
 18
 sitt  
lady


تَرابيزَة
 19
 
Ta-raa-bii-za   table


بِنْتْ
 20
 bint 
girl

 


Drill with answers

 
Write and break into syllables:

  Answers below for drill

  Drill

قِزازَة
'zaaza 
bottle

فَتْلَة
fatla
string

مَكْتَبَة
maktaba
library

نُكْتَة
nokta 
 
joke

ساعَة
saa3a
watch

دُكُتور
doctoor
doctor

أوضَة
ooDa
 
 
room

سِتّ
sitt 

lady

تَرابيزَة
Tarabiiza 

table

بِنْت
bint 
 
girl


 listen to the answers...

  Answers


قِزازَة
 11
 
i-zaa-za 

bottle


 فَتْلَة
 12
 
fat-la 
string

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Breaking Arabic words into syllables helps with reading.

 
   

 

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