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"the cold spring"

Translation:اَلْرَّبيع اَلْبارِد

February 14, 2020



why is there double r in the word a(l)-rrabi3? Is al-rabi3 correct?


Solar and lunar letters:

In Arabic, some letters are said solar, and other lunar. Solar letters are doubled after 'al' and the L is not pronounced (ex. الشَّمس pronounced 'ash-shams'). Lunar letters are not doubled after 'al' and the L is pronounced (ex. القَمر pronounced 'al-qamar').

R ر is a solar letter, therefore اَلْرَّبيع is pronounced 'ar-rabi3'

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