- From Arabic ضمة (ḍámma) (Wiktionary)
“The long vowel form of damma is obtained by attaching a waaw to the consonant with the damma.”
“Double damma: tanwiin with damma creates the "oun" sound.”
“Just as the ` alif elongates the fatHa and the waaw elongates the damma, the yaa 'elongates the kasra.”
“For complete coverage of Arabic vowels (damma, fatHa, and kasra), check out Chapter 1.”
“In English transcription, which I use in this book, it's simply represented by the letter "a," as in the words kalb (kah-leb; dog) or walad (wah-lahd; boy). damma: The second main Arabic vowel is the damma (dah-mah).”
“For example, the dominant vowel in yaktubu is a damma (dah-mah; "ooh" sound).”
“For example, kouratoun (koo-rah-toon; ball) contains a double damma.”
“Arabic Vowel Characters Explanation To create a long vowel form of a fatHa To create a long vowel form of a damma To create a long vowel form of a kasra Diphthongs Diphthongs in Arabic are a special category of vowels because, in essence, they're monosyllabic sounds that begin with one vowel and "glide" into another vowel.”
“The damma [Arabic vowel] in [Arabic] is never pronounced by the Arabians, who say Amr Ibn el Las, ([Arabic]) and not Amrou”
“Ibn el Las, placing the damma [Arabic vowel] merely to distinguish the word from [Arabic] Omar.”
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