Teach Yourself: Read & Write Arabic Script (2011)

  • Publication Date: 30 Sept. 2011
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Series, John Murray/Hodder Education
  • Language: English, Arabic
  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 144410019X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1444100198
  • Dimensions : 13.02 x 1.91 x 19.69 cm
  • Get it from → Amazon UK | Amazon US | Google Books 

Book Description

Read and write Arabic script is a clear step-by-step guide to the written language, with plenty of examples from real-life texts to show how it works in context and lots of exercises to reinforce your learning.

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Meet the author
  • How to read & write Arabic? Essential tips & hints
    • Arabic transliteration & pronunciation guide
    • Arabic script & alphabet
    • Arabic vowels & pronunciation symbols
    • Short vowels
    • Long vowels
    • Supplementary vowels
    • Summary Table: Arabic vowels & phonetic symbols
  • Arabic Consonants
    • Unit 1 Letter group no. 1 ء ا ل
    • Unit 2 Letter group no. 2 ب ت ث ن ي
    • Unit 3 Letter group no. 3 م ه ة ك
    • Unit 4 Letter group no. 4 د ذ
    • Unit 5 Letter group no. 5 ر ز و
    • Unit 6 Letter group no. 6 ج ح خ
    • Unit 7 Letter group no. 7 س ش
    • Unit 8 Letter group no. 8 ص ض ط ظ
    • Unit 9 Letter group no. 9 ع غ
    • Unit 10 Letter group no. 10 ق ف

Reading Practice

  • Arabic Alphabet with Short Vowels
  • Short Vowels
  • Long Vowels 
  • Supplementary Letters 
  • Arabic Diphthongs
  • Sun & Moon Letters
  • Arabic Tongue Twisters

Beyond Letters & Sounds

  • Unit 11    Arabic calligraphy & script styles
  • Unit 12    Arabic numerals
  • Unit 13    Arabic alphabet as numerals
  • Unit 14    Arabic handwriting
  • Unit 15    Arabic transcription
  • Unit 16    Arabic ligatures & letter combinations
  • Unit 17    Western letters in Arabic style
  • Unit 18    Arabic abbreviations
  • Unit 19 Arabic punctuation           
  • Unit 20    Arabic root word system
  • Appendices
    • Arabic Script
    • Arabic Alphabet in a Nutshell  
    • Arabic Alphabet: In isolated and connected forms
    • Arabic Alphabet: Grouped by Similar Shapes
    • Arabic Sounds 
    • Arabic Sounds: Familiar to English Speakers
    • Arabic Sounds: Unfamiliar to English Speakers
  • Vocabulary Index
    • Arabic Numerals
    • Colours
    • Days of the Week 
    • Months of the Year
    • Time Vocabulary
    • Family
    • Food & Drink 
    • Arab Countries
    • Basic Adjectives 
    • Public Signs & Notices
    • Foreign Words 
    • Common Arabic Names
    • Arabic Loanwords in English
    • Spoken Arabic
  • Similar Sounding Letters
  • Survival Expressions
  • Arabic Homonyms, Homophones & Homographs 

Grammar

  • Question Words
  • Prepositions 
  • Personal Pronouns
  • Object Pronouns 
  • Subject Pronouns

Key to exercises

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