Hm.. so how does one say "amazing Duo"? Isn't that "دُوو مُمتاز." as well?
I just started learning the language, but in my reasoning it is the same, but you "amazing Duo"is a phrase not a sentence, so it would show up in the middle of a sentence. Since this has a period and is a sentence, is assumed that it's "Duo is amazing". But that's just a noobie's thoughts on it
I think that would also be a situation where "هوَ" or "هيَ“ come in handy as border posts between subject and predicate in long noun sentences.
Example: دوو الممتاز هو يتعلّمُ اللّغة العربية الآن
Here, the "هو" wouldn’t be translated into English; rather, it helps mark off which words belong to the complex subject and which ones belong to the predicate. If the subject were feminine, then "هيَ" would be used. This comes up quite a bit in every-day texts!
Could anyone explain the spelling of دُوو as "Duo". I know that dammah+waw=long "u", but what would be the pronunciation of this word without the dammah? Why is not enough just only dammah without the first "waw" as short "u"? What does indicate in this spelling that the last letter "waw" is read as a vowel and not as a consonant?
There is a problem with the TTS computer speech. "Duo" is being incorrectly pronounced as "Duu" because of the problem with how the computer is reading the Arabic text.
دُ = du and وو = wuu/woo/wo. The first waaw/ و is a "w" and the second waaw/و is a stand-in for "o".
Dammah ُ + waw و does not = long "u". "Waaw/و " makes both the long "u" sound and the "w" sound.
Since vowel markings are optional, and not usually used, leaving the damma(h) out would not change the pronunciation of the word. However, since "Duo" is not an Arabic word or name, people would not know how it is to be pronounced without the help of vowel markings.
As GlCqPY said, دو would be pronounced "duu".
I hope this detailed explanation helps answer any other questions you had.
Update 3/6/20: The course creators made a correction to the TTS pronunciation. It now sounds like "Duo".
Hey, what's the difference between "Duo is" and "Duo's" !!!! Why the program is considering as a mistake?