Learn the Arabic letter Toh

You will also see this letter transliterated as Tau, Taa’.


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The Arabic letter Toh is a Sun Letter.

It has a basic shape that is common for the two letters; Toh and Thoh

How the Arabic letter Toh is written

How the Arabic letter Toh is pronounced

Toh is the sound-mate of the letter Ta ( ت ) and makes a gruff T sound that is not really found in English.

To pronounce Toh correctly you must press your tongue against your upper gum area, right where the gum meets your upper teeth and then make a T sound.

Basic Sample words of Toh in different states

Toh is connectable to both sides. It takes these three forms depending on its position in the word:

 

Word examples using the Arabic letter Toh with diacritics

If Ta ( ت ) is the soft sound- mate, then Toh is the gruff one. It only represents three sounds, and all of them are gruff. Never has a soft sound when it comes with fatha.

And just like the previous two letters, the degree of gruffness of Toh doesn’t really exist in English words. But you can consider it as a second counterpart of the English letter T.

 

Some English examples that have close sounds to Toh:

Ton – Tough – Tongue – Tomato – Bottle – Bottom – Hunt – Aunt

Try to give it a little bit more gruffness.

 

Toh with a fatha: ( طَـ ) ( ـطَـ )

 

Toh with a kasra: ( طِـ ) ( ـطِـ )

 

Toh with a damma: ( طُـ ) ( ـطُـ )

 

Toh with sokoon: ( ـطْـ ) ( ـطْ )

Look-a-likes

Toh and Thoh look like the previous twin Saad and Daad but with some differences.

Mnemonic

Toh and Thoh have the exact shape of the first half of Saad and Daad. It’s like a sharp-end Alif that fell on a Saad or a Daad and split it in a half!

 

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