Characteristics of Letters Part 4
Characteristics that have opposites
The Elevation and The Lowering ( and )
tidbit explains the third of 5 sets of opposite “pairs” that each letter
has one of, but never both of the “pair.”
The explanation of the previously explained “pairs” is located in
the tidbit archives.
linguistically as: Elevation.
In applied tajweed, is defined as: Directing pressure of the letter to the roof of the mouth due to an elelvation of the deepest part of the tongue when pronouncing an letter.
letters that have this characteristic are those in the group:
seven letters are also known as the letters of tafkheem ((
which will be discussed later in future tidbit lessons, insha’ Allah.
is the right of the
a resultant “due” of the letter. When
pronouncing any of these seven letters, the posterior portion of our tongue
needs to elevate up to the roof of the mouth (in the soft palate area).
At the same time, we need to increase the space in our mouth by
dropping our jaw slightly, and then focus the sound of the letter up to the
roof of the mouth, which is done by cupping the chin slightly.
The mouth should be filled with an echo when these sounds are
pronounced. Again, this will be
covered further, insha’ Allah, in future tidbit lesson.
The opposite of is .
linguistic definition of
is: dropping or
The applied tajweed definition of is: The absence of pressuring the letter to the roof of the mouth due to the lack of raising the deepest part of the tongue when pronouncing a letter of
are talking about the position of the posterior portion of the tongue, in both
of these opposite characteristics.