Reading & Writing Lesson 17: The letter ق

In this lesson, we focus on a new letter, ق which is pronounced 'ghé'. This is one of two sounds countained in the Persian language that do not occur in the English language. The koocheek version of ق is similar to the letter we learned in the last lesson, ف, but with two dots above instead of one. The bozorg version, in addition to the difference in dot size, is slightly different.  We learn how this letter interacts with our vowel sounds, and use it to write different words such as

  • قَند ghand (sugar cube)
  • قُنداق ghondāg (swaddle)
  • قوری ghooree (kettle)