Resource: Phonemes of Arabic

Reference Phonemes of Arabic
Date of Submission Dec. 16, 2020, 8:16 p.m.
Status accepted
ISLRN 049-846-101-218-5
Resource Type Primary Text
Media Type Audio
Language Arabic
Format/MIME Type audio/x-wav
Size 646002 KB
Access Medium Web Download


Phonemes of Arabic was developed at the Florida Institute of Technology. It consists of approximately one hour of speech from native Arabic speakers that includes all Arabic sounds (consonants and vowels) and 24 words with specific consonant-vowel patterns.


Arabic has three short vowels, three long vowels and 28 consonants. Speakers recorded all sounds and repeated each sound three times. Each speaker also recorded 24 Arabic words with a specified consonant-vowel pattern and repeated each word three times.

Recordings were collected over a three month period at a cultural center in Florida. The speakers (19 male) were from the following countries: Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Speech data is presented as single channel, 48 kHz, 32-bit Singed Integer PCM wav files.

Version 1.0
Creator Veton Kepuska , Mohamed Alshaari , Hussien ElHarati
Distributor Linguistic Data Consortium
Rights Holder Portions © 2020 Florida Institute of Technology, © 2020 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania