Shwa for Farsi
‫شْوَا اى پارسى

Farsi is also known as Dari in Afghanistan, as Tajiki in Tajikistan and as Persian in English. On this page, we'll present Shwa as used to write the dialect of Tehran.

Farsi is currently written in an Arabic script not well suited to it. Shwa writes it in Alphabet gait.

Vowels

Farsi has six vowels, three short (in red below) and three long, the latter spelled with the Long mark in Shwa :

ى i: و u:
ِ e ُ o
َ æ ا ɒ:

Farsi also features diphthongs, which are straightforward.

ow uj
ej oj
æj ɒj

The vowels of stressed syllables are written high.

Consonants

4
پ ت چ ʧʰ ک ء ع ʔ
ب b د d ج ʤ گ g غ ق ‎¹ ɢ
ف f س ص ث s ش ʓ خ x ه ح h
و v ز ذ ض ظ z ژ ʒ غ ق ‎² ɣ
م m ن n ن ‎³ ŋ
ر ‎¹ r ر ‎² ɾ ل l ى j

¹ initial ² intervocalic ³ before velar or uvular
4 is written before , or or at the end of a syllable.

Samples

Now that you know the letters, why not try to read some Farsi written in Shwa?

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