Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 2(7), pp. 185 - 189
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020702
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A Brief Description of Consonants in Modern Standard Arabic

Iram Sabir *, Nora Alsaeed
Al-Jouf University, Sakaka, KSA


The present study deals with "A brief description of consonants in Modern Standard Arabic". This study tries to give some information about the production of Arabic sounds, the classification and description of consonants in Standard Arabic, then the definition of the word consonant. In the present study we also investigate the place of articulation in Arabic consonants we describe sounds according to: bilabial, labio-dental, alveolar, palatal, velar, uvular, and glottal. Then the manner of articulation, the characteristics such as phonation, nasal, curved, and trill. The aim of this study is to investigate consonant in MSA taking into consideration that all 28 consonants of Arabic alphabets. As a language Arabic is one of the most important languages in the world, because it is the language of Quran. Each language has its own phonetic system; furthermore to the enlightenment of MSA sound system; giving a comparison between Arabic and English sound considered as similarities and differences between the two systems such as /p/ and /b/ e.g. /p/- pit /pɪt/ in English but is not spoken in Arabic. Although /b/ sound is similar in both the languages e.g., / b /- bit/bɪt/ in English, بالغ / balɪɣ/ "Adult" in Arabic. This study attempts to observe these words and statistical work for each other and their representation in the data included with the analysis of these results.

MSA, Arabic, Consonants, Analysis, Speech Sounds, Description

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[1] Iram Sabir , Nora Alsaeed , "A Brief Description of Consonants in Modern Standard Arabic," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 185 - 189, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020702.

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Iram Sabir , Nora Alsaeed (2014). A Brief Description of Consonants in Modern Standard Arabic. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 2(7), 185 - 189. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2014.020702.