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    beginner pronunciation questions

    i'm confused as to how the letter
    ع
    is pronounced. if someone could explain it to me or some kind of trick for learning it, i would be very grateful. also, i would like some help with pronunciation of emphatic letters. i think that is what they are called atleast. the last thing is the glottal stop or hamza. i'm not entirely certain on how to do this correctly. for an example, what is the difference between
    شاي
    شيء
    if you can't read those, they are the words for tea and thing
    thanks for the help
    sorry about the alignment and everything but typing in arabic screwed
    everything up and somehow changed the order of my sentence

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    anyone?пожалуйста?

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    Hi there,
    The sound ع is quite difficult to explain how is it pronounced, so I have just recorded my self pronouncing it.
    rouetbi

    Hope I was able to help
    Some people have something to say while others just have to say something.
    Which kind are you?

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    hey thanks.would you mind posting pronunciations of the emphatic letters please?thanks again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murmur
    hey thanks.would you mind posting pronunciations of the emphatic letters please?thanks again
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    I've listened to these sounds on CD's for Teaching Yourself Arabic. The textbook is so-so but the audio's are OK and they give pronunciation of each letter/sound.
    Anatoli - Анатолий - أناتولي - 阿纳托利 - アナトーリー - 아나톨리

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    about
    شيء
    شاي

    شيء is prounounced shorter than شاي
    شيء is 'something'
    شاي is 'tea'

    شيء is pronounced as: SHaY' (dont make the 'a' stressful)
    شاي is pronounces as: SHAI (the 'a' is longer!)
    MoZeS~Live Long Oman~MoZeS

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