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Empty space in the mouth & throat

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When we need to lengthen a letter (e.g pronounce a Madd letter), we use the empty space of our mouth and throat to produce this sound. No other part of the mouth is used to lengthen a sound. The green area inside the image shows the empty mouth and throat area used to produce the Madd sound…..

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Madd sounds ا  و  ي

 Following examples will help to understand inshaAllah…

بَ = it’s pronounced short as ‘ba’ in “banana”

بَا = it’s pronounced a little elongated because of the ‘alif madd’ as ‘baa’ in “basket”

 (p.s. rules posted in future will add more to this topic of madd letters)

In the above images, ZABAR=FATHAH; ZAIR=KASRAH; PAISH=DAMMAH…..

 


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