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Arabic Writing: An Art of Expression ||| The secret to comprehending writing Arabic is thinking of it as handwriting. Just like you attach letters jointly when you write, so you will link letters when you write Arabic. Their shapes will alter in order to organize the writing of other letters so that it becomes achievable to write without electrifying the pen up from the paper. Of course, when marking the dots, you will have to raise your pen, but this is normally done following the essential shapes of the letters that have been written. The dots are added to every letter in one procedure. The Arabic alphabet || Mainly scholars consider that Arabic built-up from Nabataean and Aramaic dialects spoken in northern Arabia and much of the Levant throughout about a thousand years before the Islamic period. ARABIC is written from right to left. There are 18 distinct letter shapes, which differ slightly depending on whether they are connected to another letter before or after them. There are no "capital" letters. The full alphabet of 28 letters is created by placing numerous combinations of dots above or below some of these shapes. The three long vowels are included in written words but the three small vowels are normally omitted - though they can be indicated by marks above and below other letters. Though the Arabic alphabet as we identify it today appears vastly characteristic, it is actually connected to the Latin, Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabatian alphabets. Other languages - such as Persian, Urdu, and Malay - employ adaptations of Arabic writing. The numerals used in most parts of the world - 1, 2, 3, etc - were initially Arabic, however, many Arab countries operate Hindi numerals. The cursive nature of the writing and the instability of the letterforms made it tough to acclimate Arabic for use with early printing presses. It is for this cause that the Arab world sustained for several centuries after the period of Gutenberg to rely on handwriting for the

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