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System of Transliteration

Code Arabic Pronunciation
` Approximate with "a" as in "a stick".
' Approximate with "a" as in "a stick".
Pronounce like two "a"s in succession.
dh Approximate with "d" as in "dark".
gh Approximate with "g" as in "good".
h Pronounced as the "h" in "hill".
h Approximate with "h" as in "heart".
kh Approximate with "k".
q Approximate with "q".
s Transliterated "s" should always be read as in
"six", and should never be read as in "is".
s Approximate with a heavy "s".
sh Pronounced as the "sh" as in "shine".
t Approximate with a heavy "t".
th Pronounce as the "th" in "thin".
th Pronounce as the "th" in "this".
th Approximate with "th" as in "this".

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1993 Waleed Al-Essa
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