Lesson 21: Gemination (Tashdid) ّ

Lesson 21: Gemination (Tashdid) ّ

May 4, 2019 - New Lessons
927

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/.

Click here to listen.

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

For example 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


All Comments (0)
No Comments

You May Like

Persian Lesson 19 – Objective Pronouns, Numbers from 11 to 20
Persian Lesson 19 – Objective Pronouns, Numbers from 11 to 20

Salam! Khosh amadid!   Are you still with me or not? How was th ...

Persian Lesson 3 – Letters from /alef/ to /he/
Persian Lesson 3 – Letters from /alef/ to /he/

Persian Letters from /alef/ to /he/ In this lesson we learn Pers ...

Persian Lesson 17 – The Structure of a Complete Sentence in S. P. Tense
Persian Lesson 17 – The Structure of a Complete Sentence in S. P. Tense

Salam! Khosh amadid!   How was the previous lesson? Like it? Le ...