Translation:the letter m

October 9, 2019



so -ay is for letters like m,l,y and -t is for like a,o,e, right?


Basically. The names of all the consonants (except one) are formed by adding -ay (which sounds like the English word "eye") to the consonant. The exception would be the consonant ' which is called the qaghwI'. The names of the vowels is formed by adding a qaghwI' before the vowel and a t after the vowel.

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