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The Arabic Alphabet - Letters Pronounced Similarly

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Ta - Voiceless dental velarized stop, similar to English Tom

teh - Voiceless, unaspirated dental stop, like English t but with the tongue against the upper teeth


Dad - Voiced dental velarized stop, similar to English dot

dal - Voiced dental stop, similar to English Dad


dha - Voiced velarized interdental sibilant, similar to English those

dhal - Voiced dental fricative, as in English this


sin - Voiceless alveolar sibilant, as in English set

sad - Voiceless palatal velarized fricative


qaf - Voiceless unaspirated velar stop, similar to English quote

kaf - Voiceless unaspirated velar stop, as in English kick