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Q&A Why is "djinn" the plural of "djinni"?

Most reliable sources say that the Arabic-derived "djinni" is a singular word and its plural is "djinn." (Or "jinni" and "jinn," if you prefer.) The dropping of a final letter or syllable to plural...

1 answer  ·  posted 6mo ago by gmcgath‭  ·  last activity 6mo ago by Jirka Hanika‭

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Q&A What is the most dominant Arabic dialect in Horn of Africa region?

What is the most dominant Arabic dialect in Horn of Africa region? Egyptian Arabic dialect? Sudanic Arabic dialect? Somali Arabic dialect? Some other Arabic dialect?

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user  ·  edited 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Are Sudanic Arabic and Yemeni Arabic similar?

Are Sudanic Arabic and Yemeni Arabic similar? By means of the very nuances of the two Arabic dialects.

0 answers  ·  posted 1y ago by deleted user

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Q&A Why is the ـً in "شُكْرًا" and others pronounced?

Why is the -an in "شُكْرًا" (shukran) pronounced? I've heard it pronounced this way in Modern Standard Arabic and in colloquial. In both, I'd usually expect the -an to not be pronounced, especiall...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by user53100‭  ·  edited 2y ago by user53100‭

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Q&A What is the origin (etymology) of the word مسدس (pistol)?

In Arabic the word مُسَدَّس refers to pistol when an arm is meant (see here on wikipedia). But it also refers to a hexagon (see here on wikipedia) -also سداسي أضلاع or سداسي- as it is a description...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Medi1saif‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Moshi‭

Question etymology Arabic
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Q&A Which spelling -if any- of ar-Rahmaan is more correct "الرحمن" or "الرحمان"?

The noun ar-Rahmaan and its adjective rahmaan are pronounced with a prolongation of the letter alif between the last two letters meem and noon, nevertheless it is common that people with the name '...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by Medi1saif‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by nobodyImportant‭

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Q&A What is the Arabic "praise/censure grammar" (e.g. !ياله من رجل رائع) called in Arabic?

I'm trying to edit this question at Chinese Stack Exchange: Does Chinese have an equivalent to Arabic-style praising grammar (translates to 褒贬句)?. The user originally wrote: In Arabic we have a ...

1 answer  ·  posted 2y ago by becky82‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Medi1saif‭

Question Arabic grammar

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