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بَلَد Someone explain this

So this makes a "balad" noise, but I don't see an "L" anywhere. I thought it would make the noise "baaaad" Because there is a ' above the B, so it makes "ba", then alif which makes "aa" and there is even a ' above that, so it comes to "aaa" then d

November 20, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JGV1990

That's not actually an alif, it's an L. It can be tricky sometimes but basically my understanding is if what looks like an alif connects to the following letter, it's actually an L. Alifs never join forward


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Scott746119

They do pronounce the L in the word Balad بلد . Maybe you have heard a different dialect but most people in the middle east they dont drop the "L" or "ل" from the word.

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