"زَيد وَسام مِن عُمان."
Translation:Zayd and Sam are from Oman.
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In the Arabic language there are only three distinctive vowels : /a/, /i/, /u/ The /a/ can be pronounced more closed like an /ɜ /, the /i/ can be pronounced more opened like an /e/, the /u/ can be pronounced like an /ɔ/ or an /o/, the distinction does not make any special sense. It's like the /b/ and the /v/ in Spanish : you can pronounce both of them, /bamos/ or /vamos/ for example, it's non-distinctive. In linguistics this is called non-minimal pairs. If only two sounds can product different words with different senses, it's a minimal pair. Like for instance the nasal vowels / ɔ̃ / and /ɑ̃/ in French : cancer pronounced /kɑ̃sɛʁ/ is the disease, concert pronounced /kɔ̃sɛʁ/ is the music event.