The unique alif maqsuura

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What's so strange about the alif maqsuura?
 


  Can you recognize the alif maqsuura (ی)?
                    

The unique alif maqsuura can only appear at the end of a word.

The alif maqsuura looks like a
yih but
sounds like an alif.  

Letter used in below module:
 
ى


        
        

        
        

 

 

 

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* Most of the words below are Egyptian Colloquial. Even if you are only interested in MSA use the words to help you distinguish between vowels and consonants.

   

 

 The unique alif maqsuura


he purchased


   اِشتَرَى
  ishtara

 


when

(MSA Classical)


   متَى
  meta

 


he called


   نادَى
  nada

   

he judged
(MSA Classical)

   

قضَى
 

qaḍa

 


on


   عَلَى
   ?ala

 


he threw


    رَمَى
  rama


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