My purpose is to simplify the learning experience and get acquainted with Urdu language as quickly as possible.
First lesson I am going to teach is Urdu Alphabets, the “abjad“. Urdu alphabets are adopted from Persian alphabets which were in turn adopted from “abjad” script of Arabic. “abjad” script is said to have evolved from the Syriac & hence Phoenician script, but I am not an authority on this subject.
Below is the table of Urdu Alphabets and their pronunciations. You are expected to memorize them and their sounds.
Note: At this stage, don’t bother about the difference between similar sounds like Zaal, Zuad and Zoe.