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The letter س

Isolated form
س
Letter name
siin = سِين
Pronunciation
's'
Connector
Yes

س has a new and distinctive shape with the three teeth that are always drawn.

Final
Connected only to the letter before it.
ـس
بَس
but

Medial
Connected to the letter before and after it.
ـسـ
أَحْسَن
for example

Initial
Connected only to the letter after it.
سـ
سَنِة
culture

Isolated
Written alone or after a non-connecting letter.
س

Memory Aid

It sort of looks like a mashed up ‘s’ that has been in a car crash…

Exercise 1: Joining together letters

Please join up these individual letters to form words.

Example:  بِ + ي + بْ + سِ + ي = بِيبْسِي = pepsi

  1. سَ + بْ + ت
  2. أَ + سْ + نَ + ا + ن
  3. ت + ي + س
  4. إِ + نْ + سَ + ا + ن
  5. لِ + سَ + ا + ن

Answers

  1. سَ + بْ + ت = سَبْت = saturday 
  2. أَ + سْ + نَ + ا + ن = أَسْنَان = teeth
  3. ت + ي + س = تيس = billy goat 
  4. إِ + نْ + سَ + ا + ن = إِنْسَان = human being 
  5. لِ + سَ + ا + ن = لِسَان = Tongue