Articulation Points
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ArticulationPoints – Lesson Three

 

Today wewent through the basics of articulations points. As this is a complex, I will summarize the points and provide links for more information.

 

The articulation point is the place of emitting the letter when pronouncing it that differentiates that letter from specific letters.

 

There are two types of articulation points:

 

1.     Specific – This relieson a specific place of the areas of the throat, tongue and the two lips.

2.     General – This doesnot rely on a specific place of the areas of the throat, tongue and the twolips.

 

There are five articulation places:

 

1.     The empty space in themouth and throat

2.     The mouth

3.     The tongue

4.     The two lips

5.     The nose

 

 

For further information, please see links below which I have found helpful:

 

http://www.abouttajweed.com/articulation.htm

 

http://www.as-sidq.org/durusulQuran/zenglish/level2.htm

 

http://www.deenfoundation.org.uk/data/courses/tajweed/Tajweed%20Course%20-%20Articulation%20Points.pdf

 

Another good resource, this website has handbook, with audio clips which has different exercises. The audio clips are great to put onto your mobile or MP3 and listen while following handbook.

 

http://www.as-sidq.org/durusulQuran/zenglish/e-books-others-2.html

 

The teacher went through Surah Al Fattihah, using the correction pronunciation andI was required to recite loudly in front of the class! Slowly getting used tothat part!