The silent last vowel

 



     
     
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The Pausal Rule:

All vowels are pronounced
except the last vowel in a sentence, phrase, or word list is silent.



   Here is another example of a conjugated verb in the simple past.

The last vowel in the below verbs is silent (except for the verb with inti).

 

Simple Past Verb Conjugated

أنا شَرِبْتُ

أنا شِرِبْتْ
9
ana shiribt
I drank
  

نَحْنُ شَرِبْنا

 إحْنا شِرِبْنا
10
iḥna shiribna
we drank

أنْتَ شَرِبْتَ

إنْتَ شِرِبْتْ
11
inta shiribt   
you drank          

أنْتُم شَرِبْتُمْ      

إنْتُم شِرِبْتوا
12
intu shiribu(um)


you drank





13-2

أنْتِ شَرِبْتِ

إنْتِ شِرِبْتي
13
inti shiribti
you drank

أنْتُما شَرِبْتُما

you  drank (dual masc. & fem.)

13-1

أَنْتُنَّ شَرِبْتُنَّ

you drank (plural masc. or masc. & fem.)

 هُوَ شَرِبَ

هُوَّ شِرِبْ 
14
howwa shirib
he drank

هُمْ شَرِبوا

هُمَّ شِرِبوا
15
homma shiribu
they drank (plural masc. or masc. & fem.)





16-2

هِيَ شَرِبَتْ

هِيَّ شِرِبِتْ
16
hiyya shiribit
she drank

 

هُما شَرِبا

they drank (dual masc./fem.)

16-1

هُنَّ شَرِبْنَ

they drank (plural fem.)


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