What is Tashdid (Tashdeed, gemination) in Persian?

What is Tashdid (Tashdeed, gemination) in Persian?

What is Tashdid (Tashdeed, gemination) in Persian?

Oct 13, 2019 - Blog
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Tašdid, تشدید literally, ‘gemination,’ is sometimes called “doubling.” 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.”

 

Examples of Tashdid in Persian

This word is pronounced as below in Persian:


I need to mention it here that this one is not used very often in Persian but it is used anyway! The representative of this emphasis or Tashdid is what you see here on ‘A’: .

Tashdid Sign in Persian language

For example .

You can see more examples of Tashdid in the table below:

pronunciation

talaffoz

تلفّظ

child

bacce

بچّه

valley

darre

درّه

The prophet of Islam's name

Mohammad

محمّد

painter

Naqqāš

نقّاش

circular

modavvar

مدوّر

 

Tashdid (gemination) for pronouncing numbers

Don't foorget that the و in Persian numbers دوم dovom and سوم sevom must not be geminated. Therefore, the common pronunciation of these words as دوّم dovvom and سوّم sevvom is only on analogy with the geminated و in the Arabic اوّل awwal ‘first’ and اوّلاً awwalan ‘firstly’ (Persian avvalavvalan) (that is to say, dovom and sevom, without a geminated [v] are the correct pronunciations).

You can find more information about Persian alphabet from this link. If you have any questions, just leave us a comment below.

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