"His name is Sam."
Thanks, AyyashElmot. Could you expand a bit? Does "connected hamza" have a name? Is it ever written? When you say "sounds sharp", is that the same as "has a glottal onset"? And when you say "in the middle of [a sentence] " isn't that only if it comes after a word ending in a vowel, like ما? If the preceding word ended in a consonant, would you then get a glottal onset? Knowing very little Arabic, I can't think of an example. Could you kindly give me an example? Thanks.
Hey look, I found a wikipedia entry for it :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasla
Just want to drive your attention to something, when you said "a word ending in a consonant", you know in Arabic all words get their vowel sound, long or short, there is a "silence diacritic" used in command verbs, but even that, if it meats a Hamzat Wasel (considered a silenced sound), we break the silence (literally that's what we call it) of the first word. So Wasel won't ever be preceded by a silent consonant. Hamzat wasel is what the "Al" uses (the). So you can imagine the magnitude of Wasel we use daily. Here is an exampe
Alkateb (the writer). Anta-lkateb (you are the writer). الكاتب. أنتَ الكاتب
Silenced example: Khuth (take). Khuth-i-lkitab (take the book) see the -i- thats breaking the silence.
خُذْ. خُذِ الكتاب.