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- n. A diacritic (ـْ) used in the Arabic abjad to mark the absence of a vowel.
So when a waaw or yaa 'has a sukun over it, you know that the sound is a diphthong!
A sukun is similar to the main vowels in that it's a little symbol (a small circle) that you place above
However, unlike the vowels, you don't vocalize the sukun -- it's almost like a "silent" vowel.
There's an easy way to determine which is which: When either the yaa 'or the waaw is a diphthong, you see a sukun (soo-koon) above the consonant.
Because the sukun and the shadda also effect the pronunciation, are also usually left out, and are not vowels.
I also require full vowel/shadda/sukun pointing, gender and plurals indicated and, preferably, semitic root.
The sutun kapas, and sukun biji or kalawi, are two species of the bread-fruit-tree (Artocarpus incisa).
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