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THE vowels are to be pronounced as in Italian, except 1 á, which is sounded broad as in the word awe.
Há, a strong pectoral aspirate.
¿ Khá, a guttural, something like the Scotch ch in loch.
Zhé, like the French j in jour.
↓ Tá, a hard palatal t.
ain, is a guttural vowel.
¿ Ghain, is a guttural sound something between gh and r. Káf, like ck in stuck pronounced very gutturally.
Gáf, like the English g, but always hard before all vowels, asgi, ghee not jee. The Persians frequently pronounce it with a slight y sound, like the Cockney mode of pronouncing the in garden, "gyarden." When it occurs between two vowels it is often sounded like y, as, pronounced eyer.
› Há, at the end of words is frequently silent. Otherwise it is sounded like the English h in hat.
;;, although differing widely in Arabic are all pronounced in Persian like the English z in zone.
Similarly are all pronounced s.
The other consonants are pronounced as in English.
The capital letters before each word refer to the language to which it belongs, A. Arabic, P. Persian, H. Hindustani, G. Greek, T. Turkish,
A. Tibtihaj. Gladness, alacrity, cheerfulness.
A. Eibtiya. Buying. A. Jibtihál. Supplication. A. abjad. The Arabic alphabet arranged in numerical order.
A. abhur. Seas. pl. of bahr.
P. A. abi haiyát. The water of immortality, nectar. A. jabkhur. Vapours, perfumes.
.ibtina ابناء ..
A. Jabkhal. most avaricious.
P. abkh'urd. Livelihood.
for drinking water.
a watering place.
A. abad. An age; eternity without end.
acquitting. Self-comábkh'ura. A cup placency, pride; honouring, surprising.
A. ibrár. Justification, acquittal.
P. Cábdast. Ablution before prayer.
librá. Setting free,
abrár. Just, pious
men. Pl. of, barr.