As cursive Nabataean writing evolved into Arabic writing, the writing became largely joined-up. Some of the letters became the same shape as other letters, producing more ambiguities, as in the table:
The Arabic script is called a running script. While in Latin script there is the option to write the letters separate or attached to each other, In Arabic however you are forced to write MOST of the letters attached.
Consonants are used more than vowels; in fact, only long vowels are used, short vowels are omitted. As you can see, the word bnfsji is missing three vowels, but that is not a bad thing, the word is still clear but also shorter. It is not hard to read without vowels. My brthr hs tw chldrn, my sstr hs svn kds.
My brother has two children, my sister has seven kids. Since the script is cursive, the appearance of a letter changes depending on its position: This is only done because for esthetic reasons.
Letters look more beautiful that way. This fact is not very different from the English way of writing in Cursive.
Look at this word mmm: The green m looks different than the red one, because it starts the word; the blue letter looks also different shorter tail because it ends the word. Same thing with Arabic, the letter is slightly different depending on its position in a word. Here is an example, the letter m in Arabic looks like this: One last thing, we mentioned before that Arabic does not use short vowels that much.
Sometimes, however, they might be needed. For example, if I remove the vowels from the word "help" we get "hlp", you can still understand it means "help". But if we write "wnd", does it mean "wind" or "wound"? However, sometimes even the context is not helpful.
What do we do? We actually use the short vowels sometimes, by adding small characters on top or below a letter, called "diacritics". Look at the example here. The character on top of the green "m" means "a", so we get "ma".
The character on top of the red "m" means "o", so we get "mo". The character on top of the blue "m" means "i", so we get "mi". The whole word is pronounced "mamomi" from left to right. The whole word is pronounced "mamomi" from right to left.
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The Arabic Writing System الخَطّ العَرَبيّ. The Phoenicians spoke a Semitic language. We have a number of Phoenician inscriptions, going back as early as roughly BCE.
The Phoenician writing system was adopted by several peoples in the Ancient Near .