أ

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Character  أ 
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE
Unicode block Arabic
Codepoint U+0623
See also: ا, ا-, اً, and ٱ

Arabic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Combined with fatha: أَ : /ʔa/

Combined with damma: أُ : /ʔu/

Letter[edit]

أ / ‍أ (ʾ)

  1. The first letter of the Arabic alphabet is the small hamza (ء (ʾ)) that sits on top of أ (ʾ), and the tall column is its bearer. The composite letter is called الف (al-f) (’álif) and the hamza represents a glottal stop (/ʔ/). (For the pronunciation without hamza, see ا.) It is followed by ب (b).

Particle[edit]

أـ (ʾa-)

  1. Initial interrogative particle that indicates a yes-or-no question, usually precedes a noun or a pronoun, not a verb or an adjective. It’s written together with the following word as all one letter words.

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