18CT White Gold Arabic Name Bracelet / Anklet
Interesting Facts about an Arabic Name Bracelet
Did you know that the Arabic alphabet has different rules from the Latin alphabet we use in English? When you use it to write a name on a Bracelet, then it is like writing code. The signs are stylized in such a way they can be beautifully outlined or engraved.
The outcome of an Arabic name engraved in a piece of jewellery is beautiful. The stylized characters resemble ancient times. To engage you with this interesting form of writing, we will go through some interesting facts about an Arabic name bracelet.
Beware the Script because you read it Backwards
We are all used to read letters from left to write. However, when it comes to Arabic, you should read it from right to left. This simple change affects everything, even names.
When there is a bracelet with an Arabic name on it, you should read it from right to left. That should be considered when adding it to the chain, so that it is not backwards.
It is the Grand Grandchild of the Alphabet used by the Egyptian
Arabic has its roots on Egyptian hieroglyphs. This was one of the first writing systems ever used by humankind. It was a combination of what we call now an alphabet and logographs. From the Egyptian system derived many other systems. Among them, the proto-sinaitic script, consisting in the alphabet from which the modern Arabic comes.
But it was not a straight jump. Arabic’s ancestors include Aramaic, Syrian, and Nabatean. This last language is the actual father of modern Arabic, and it was used in Petra, Egypt, Jordan, and the Sinai two thousand years ago.
By using Arabic to write your name on a bracelet, you are using an ancient language that can be traced back to the Egyptians when the pharaohs ruled on earth.
Vowels may not be Written in Arabic
Arabic has a special approach to vowels. There are long and short vowels, and despite the long ones are written as we do, the short vowels are not. This means that the reader should identify the missing vowel in order to read the inscription correctly.
This rule applies for names too. You should be versed in Arabic language to read or write a name properly. A misinterpretation could change the whole meaning of each word.
When you choose to write your Arabic name on jewellery, be aware of the correct spelling, so that there is no confusion when reading it.
Arabic is a Handwritten Language where the Form and Position is Important
This fact is again a matter of spelling. The Arabic letters are cursive with subtle shape variations. The position also plays an important role. There are four positions, and the links between the words are meaningful to the interpretation.
Writing a word in Arabic is about the connection between letters. They are not seen as isolated elements, as we do with our alphabet. When you chose a special design on an Arabic name bracelet, check that the forms and positions are correct.
If you miss a position or misspell a sign, most likely your bracelet will not mean what you intend to. Check the design before it is actually printed so that you are sure it is perfect. Then, print your Arabic name.