Arabic Primer


Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

(4 stars; 11 reviews)

“Languages”, Sir Arthur Cotton writes, “are usually learnt as if it took a long time to learn the grammar &c.;, but that to speak with a good pronunciation and expression, and freely, and to catch the words from a speaker by the ear were easily and quickly acquired, but this is exactly contrary to fact.” Cotton’s “Vocal system” differs from the traditional grammatical method of learning languages in that it emphasises the development of correct pronunciation and the gradual acquisition of correct expressions and vocabulary. This is achieved through listening and repeating words and phrases uttered by a teacher. In the case of this audiobook, the teacher is the reader himself. The Arabic Primer contains only the simplest and most basic Arabic words. It allows the student to gain a foundational knowledge of the sounds and expressions of the Arabic language. Having mastered this work, the student can continue to develop his or her knowledge of Arabic through more advanced textbooks. (Summary by Nicholas Bridgewater) (4 hr 24 min)

Chapters

Directions for Using the Books of the “Vocal” System 14:31 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Alphabet 18:41 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Pronouns, Demonstrative Pronouns, Relative Pronouns, Possessive Pronouns 28:26 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Article 2:23 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Cardinal Numbers 29:54 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Ordinal Numbers 12:07 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Names of the Months 7:12 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Days of the Week 5:40 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
The Four Seasons 3:36 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Sounds 5:13 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
First Thirty Words 17:16 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
First Set 59:53 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
Second Set 59:53 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater

Reviews

his pronunciation is dreadful. first timers with Arabic stay clear of it


(1 stars)

I'm grateful that the speaker decided to put his time into this project but he just cannot pronounce Arabic. The stresses are wrong, the phonetics are wrong. Don't learn from his pronunciation