"سام دُكتور جَيِّد."

Translation:Sam is a good doctor.

June 29, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mightyone

why the 'double' sign is used also for long vowels? is there a different word without it?

June 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/MarksAaron

In this case, the ي in the middle of جيد is actually acting as the consonant 'y' (both ي and و do double duty as vowels and consonants, kind of like the 'i' and 'v' of Classical Latin). The double sign (called 'shaddah' or 'tashdiid') is showing that here, this 'y' sound is long, thus you get "jayyid"

June 29, 2019
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