ayn, ghayn

Introduction


ayn

This is how the letter looks in words

Pronunciation

This is a new sound for English speakers. Say a letter 'a' as in 'cat'. Think about the place in your mouth where the 'a' sound is produced, now produce the same sound but close your throat a little to restrict the air flow.


ghayn

This is a new sound for English speakers but if you know French you'll be familiar with it. This is the same as a French 'r'. Press the back of your tongue gently against the top of your mouth at the back, where it curves down to your throat.

This is how the letter looks in words

Pronunciation

This is a new sound for English speakers. Press the back of your tongue gently against the top of your mouth at the back, where it curves down to your throat. You can watch the video for a more detailed explanation.


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1. Recognise ayn and ghayn in words

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2. Read words containing ayn and ghayn

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