Writing Arabic Vertically

Posted on: Monday, June 3rd, 2013 5 comments

Arabic is a cursive script, which means that most letters are connected, similar to handwritten English. This makes it somewhat awkward to write Arabic vertically. It’s actually pretty rare to see vertical Arabic writing, except for the occasional billboard, shop sign or in crossword puzzles. Writing Arabic vertically, with disconnected … Continue reading

Developing Perfect Arabic Pronunciation

Posted on: Sunday, December 6th, 2009 0 comments

Good pronunciation is crucial for communication. Many people, who are learning Arabic, have experienced that sinking feeling when they try a well-constructed sentence only to be met with a blank face, or – even worse – with laughter. Why is this? Languages are essentially built on sounds. If I speak … Continue reading