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"The wall is new."

Translation:اَلْحائِط جَديد.

August 10, 2019

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

What is the character after the second alif in 'wall'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8
  • 1376

This is Hamza as well and it is written like that to alert the reader that this is to be read as "i" and not as "a". So the word is (Há-iT).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SofiaKhan3

According to my information Alif is only then a Hamza, if it has a sign, meaning a fatha or a damma or a kasra or another sign which is not the case here. It is just an Alif and prolongs the sound of Ha.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8
  • 1376

I didn't understand your point. Sorry.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrahamWhit324102

And how do I do this character on my keyboard?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TJ_Q8
  • 1376

The ئـ ? on my keyboard here it is on the letter "Z" - it might be different from one device to another and one keyboard to another, I guess.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GrahamWhit324102

It turns out to be Z on my keyboard, as well, just as TJ_Q8 said below. Thanks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maggy955881

I found it under ئ in combination with ط it came ئط

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