pronouncing alif in the word اثْنانِ‬ Hi I am a complete beginner in Arabic, started just a couple days ago. So this word اثْنانِ‬ is pronounced as ithna-n and I want to know why the alif ا is pronounced here as "i" I don't see any kasrah even when I look it up in the dictionary .. It's a very very simple stupid question, but I would appreciate it if anyone answered. Thanks in advance
Jul 12, 2019 8:37 AM
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You can watch fluent forever series about Arabic pronunciation on youtube, I think it'll help you I'll try to explain it : alif letter has three different pronunciation according to what is written on it or below it, for example: in اثنان word, grammartically written as اِثْنَانِ so in this case the alif letter has what we called kasrah below it so we pronounce this alif as the i letter in (stupid ) word and this is its ipa /ˈst(j)upɪd/, you can find that the kasrah is written if you use a dictionary called (almanny), It's online and free
July 12, 2019
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