Dr. Pasha’s Arabic Language and Cultural Immersion Sessions — Lesson 24
Present and Future Tense and Pronoun Use —
Language is Basically Sounds!
Round, Flat, Long and Short Sounds
in Allah’s Arabic Language:
A good bit of Language is about Sounds. And Specific Sound Effects are realized by forming your Mouth and Lips Specific Ways.
And by positioning your Tongue in the right place.
That means Opening your Mouth fully and widely as required by the Sound you wish to make.
That means you need to work to get mobility and fluidity in your lips and mouth and tongue.
Sometimes, the Lips and the Mouth need to be made to look like a circle. Or a funnel. Without that, you will have difficulty getting certain sounds right. Those letters will then come out sounding like some other letters.
And that may alter the meaning. And at times, disastrously.
And sometimes, the Lips and Mouth need to be stretched flat, horizontally. For, that is how you will achieve certain other Sound Effects correctly.
At the same time, you also need to understand and respect the difference between Long and Short sounds.
Otherwise, you again run the risk of changing the meaning, which may have serious consequences.
Therefore, train yourself to:
Say the Long Sounds long: Hold them two-three seconds maybe.
And to say the Short Sounds short: End them with a sharp snap.
That is because Allah’s Arabic Language has many sounds. Among them:
a. Long Sounds.
b. Short Sounds.
c. Round Sounds.
d. Flat Sounds.
Present and Future Tense for
Now, Fa-‘a-La is a basic Three-Letter Verb.
And there are Verbs in Arabic that have Four, Five and even Six letters. But we will do Fa-‘a-La first.
Because, once we get Fa-‘a-La right, other things will follow inshallah in due course and quite smoothly, should Allah so will and decree it.
So: Repeat a million times, loudly, audibly, and Memorize. Let Heavens and Earth ring with the reverberations of your chanting words from Allah’s Language, Arabic.
Being coy, sensitive, shy about this, and cutting corners, is simply Nafs. It is your Ego doing the talking. It is your reinforcing in your own mind and Soul how important and special you are. And how all the rules and regulations that may apply to others, do not apply to you.
And Nafs is at the root of a lot of bad things in this world. Among Muslims as well as Non-Muslims alike.
More from Fa-‘a-La
More Pronouns — You:
In Allah’s Language Arabic, there is no “is” as a separate word. “Is” is implied in the construction of the sentence through Word Juxtaposition: placement of words together.
Allah “is” Karim.
Muhammad, Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam, “is” Allah’s Rasul.
Happy Hunting People! Go after your Nafs and hunt it down.