Lesson 21: Gemination (Tashdid) ّ

Lesson 21: Gemination (Tashdid) ّ

May 4, 2019 - New Lessons
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Lesson 21: Gemination (Tashdid) 

 

Look at this English word ‘attach’. As you see, we have two ‘T’ in this word. Just suppose that we are breaking this word like this: ‘at- tach’. What we find out here is that our tongue stops or pauses on the first ‘T’ and pronounces the second ‘T’. What the Persian grammar, or I’d better say the Arab-based grammar, is asking us to do is this: ” Whenever one letter is written twice and the first one is paused, we should simply delete the first one and pronounce the second one with an emphasis.” Is the explanation clear? I need to mention it here that this one is not used very often in Persian but it is used anyway!

This emphasis is called Tashdid /tæshdid/.

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The representative of this emphasis or Tashdid is what you see here on ‘A’: .

For example 

 

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