"I like running and swimming in the evening."
Translation:أُحِبّ اَلْجَري وَالْسِّباحة مَساءً.
Thanks. I've been very vague about this. So (what looks like) an alif can have either a glottal onset (with a hamza on top) or a smooth onset (without). But if it has a hamza on top it loses its vowel quality and requires a harakat? I'd be really grateful if you confirmed this, or put me right, tsuj1g1r1 (gosh your "name" is hard to spell).
Hmmm Alif is just a long A vowel So it like aaaa
Hamza is a glottal sound like a' And hamza is written in different ways ء أ إ ؤ ئ all of them are hamza not (Hamza with alif (2 letters) ) no just hamza 1 letter...
İ did not understand the part about alif needs harakat.... But generally alif CANNOT have harakat because it İS a vowel in itself...
Sometime you may see that alif came in the first letter of a word that is (the first word of a sentence) and is pronunced like ii ...as in اقرأ باسم ربك whic is pronunce (iiqra' .....)
Here we used the sound ii for alif because it came in the first letter in the first word and its haraka is suukon ْ which is literally means no haraka... But arabs do not start a sentence with consonant sounds so it becomes ii