ا

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Character  ا 
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER ALEF
Unicode block Arabic
Codepoint U+0627
See also: أ, ا-, and اً

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

ا / ‍ا (ʾalif)

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  1. Although usually considered to be the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, the small hamza (ء (ʾ)) that sits on top of أ (ʾ) is really the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and the tall column is its bearer. This entry only deals with the lower part, the bearer, which is called أَلِف (ʾalif) and, without the hamza, is used to lengthen a preceding a. It is followed by ب (b).

Numeral symbol[edit]

ا (ʾalif)

  1. The first letter in traditional abjad order, which is used in place of numerals for list numbering (abjad numerals). It is followed by ب (b).

Pronunciation[edit]

After fatha: ـَاIPA(key): /aː/

Combined with fatha: اَIPA(key): /a/

Combined with kasra: اِIPA(key): /i/

Combined with damma: اُIPA(key): /u/

See also[edit]


Malay[edit]

Malay Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia ms

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [alef]
  • (Phoneme) IPA(key): [ä]~[ɐ]~[ə]

Letter[edit]

ا / ‍ا

  1. The first letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Arabic script.

See also[edit]


Pashto[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /aˈlif/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɑ/, /ʔ/

Letter[edit]

ا (alif)

  1. The first letter of the Pashto alphabet.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
ا ـا

Usage notes[edit]

  • At the start of the word, the letter ا (alif) represents the consonant /ʔ/.
  • In the middle or end of a word, ا represents the vowel /ɑ/.

See also[edit]

  • Next letter: ب

Persian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (medial/final)
Written forms
ا ‍ا
Isolate/
Initial
Medial/
Final

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Phoneme: IPA(key): /ɒː/, /æ/, /e/, /o/
  • Letter name: IPA(key): [ɒːlef]
  • (file)
Persian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia fa

Letter[edit]

ا (â, a, e, o)

  1. The first letter of the Perso-Arabic alphabet. Its name is اَلِف (alef).

See also[edit]

  • Next letter: ب
  • آ (alef madde)
  • اً (tanvin)

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Preposition[edit]

ا (a)

  1. (dialectal, Hamadan, Harat) from, since