Learn Arabic pronunciation of the Letters with the Long Vowel ā medially written as ‘alif – ا
As mentioned in our post about Long Vowels and Diphthongs, a long vowel in Arabic is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a lengthening of the short vowel. It is exactly like the short one but held longer in pronunciation. in today’s case, the long vowel ā is pronounced as the short vowel Fatḥah – (فَتْحَة) but held twice longer.