So the pronounciation will be like what? Raqamuki? I don't quite understand why because we've been taught that the possessive article goes like -ik or -ak for every word. Is that generally wrong, is this a difference in Arabic depending on the region or is this word an exception? I am really confused as I see comments saying 'this is wrong' all the time.
The lessons of DL keep mentioning that it is standard arabic whereas in the arab nations it is not taught like that at school. So many mistakes are made, especially with the audio which is really bad particularly with the declensions. As an arab speaker, i think that much more effort is needed for Duolingo to pretend teaching real Standard Arabic, and not dialects. Well, even though dialects are obviously more spoken, standard arabic is more understood by arab people from allover the arab world, especially the younger generations.
And yes : Raqmuki for the true pronounciation : Raqmu- (number, nominative case), ki (your, as a female)
To what I know:
(Raqm: رَقْم) is the noun, and it stands for many things in fact but the common meaning is (digit). Hence the term رَقْمي (raqmiy) meaning (digital).
On the other hand, (Raqam: رَقَم) appears to be the verb, which according to some thesaurus means (to mark something) and it has very specific usages, like رَقَمَ النَّصْ (raqama an-nac) meaning (to put punctuation marks on the paragraph). A more relevant verb is رَقَّمَ (raqqama) which means to mark with a number.
So, I would say that (raqamuk) is not an accurate word, but it rather should be (raqmuk) meaning (your number) - as in phone number for example. If I want to add an accusative suffix to the verb (raqam) then that would be like (raqamak) and not (raqamuk), which might mean (to put a mark on you) - sounds weird already!
Well, in some sense it is forgiven but they should have made it clear that it is not strictly standard or fusHa Arabic. When this course was to start, the main icon was the flag of Egypt when made me think that it would be about the Egyptian dialect. It's a common dialect specially with the spread of Egyptian TV shows and movies across the Arab world anyway so people are somewhat, most of the time, acquainted with it. But then the flag changed to the flag of the Arab league. Putting this flag should be a sign of the official Arabic language. Hence, more effort should be put into this. Apparently, not even the contributors are linguists or did study Arabic as a major in college or something.
All in all, it would be better to put in the introduction of this course that it is a mush course, composed of blocks from various dialects to aid travelers, and not to teach the proper standard language (as we say in Arabic: a rose from every garden). Needless to say, the audio recording is way off. The error margin well beyond 50% with the audio spelling because it was made by a machine. In the Irish course, the audio was made by real people speaking Irish. The down-side for this approach is that you can't slow down the audio they say. However, if they are serious here, they should provide real recordings instead of a machine.
Yes I guess it is also possible. The general meaning for this root ر ق م seems to be, in general, related to marking or making a sign by imprinting (writing or otherwise):
For the umpteenth time, please accept هٰذه and هٰذا (and لكن while we're at it) without the dagger alif. It is impossible to type on a standard Arabic computer keyboard and completely unnecessary and I can't get the answer correct without copying it and pasting it from the correction, which defeats the purpose.