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Help with diacritics in Country 1 - Lesson 8

I've seen أَُجيب written multiple times but I see that the alif is written with a hamza, a fathah, AND a dammah above it. Is this a mistake? I understand that hamzas are written above the alif when the vowel sound is /a/ or /u/ and below when /i/, but I haven't seen an alif written with both a fathah and a dammah above it.

If this is correct, can someone please explain why it has both the fathah and the dammah above it?

Thanks!

August 6, 2019

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RuwaydaAtH

Yeah, it's wrong. Should only have one diacritic.

August 6, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

hehe I have to admit, this mistake is funny... I can imagine what sounds are required to produce such an impossible letter :)

I'm guessing a wolf howling? AoUUU


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sara941753

I think it is not wrong . I think it just is to emphasize that it is "a" not "u". Because in Arabic changing a sound can change the whole word as I know.I think if you saw it even under Alif do not be surprised it is just for emphasising.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

There is no such thing in Arabic orthography.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/loxias44

The TTS pronounces it as "ujiib" though - so if it's a "u" sound, why is the fathah there?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8

Yeah it is a typo from their side

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