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Greek Vowels and Diphthongs

Classical Greek makes use of 7 vowels to represent 10 distinct sounds. For a review of the characters and transliterations, check out the Greek alphabet here. These vowels can be divided into the classifications “long” and “short”: short:  α   ε   ι   υ   ο  long:  ᾱ   η   ῑ   ῡ  … Continue reading

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The Arabic Alphabet

Letter Position Separate Initial Medial Final Transliteration Name Sounds Like… ا أ ـا ـا ā or ’ā alif father ب بـ ـبـ ـب b bā’ big ت تـ ـتـ ـت t tā’ ton ث ثـ ـثـ ـث th thā’ thought … Continue reading

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