How to pronounce
​Mahvash Sabet

04/02/1953
Mahvash Sabet is an acclaimed Iranian poet and author who was unjustly arrested in Iran for her religious beliefs. She is part of the Baháʼí 7, a group of Baháʼí community leaders, the second largest religion in Iran. In 2008, the 7 leaders, including Mahvash Sabet, were sentenced to prison for 10 years. Mahvash Sabet was finally released in 2017.
The correct pronunciation of Mahvash Sabet is Mah(k)-vahsh SAH-bet.
The "h" in Mahvash is pronounced like a guttural "h", that sounds a bit like there is a "k" at the end. The "a" in the second syllable, -vash, is pronounced with an open "ah" sound.
In her last name, Sabet, the stress is on the first syllable and it is once again pronounced with an open "ah" sound.

Arabic Literature/Poetry

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