أ

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أ U+0623, أ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE
Composition: ا [U+0627] + ◌ٔ [U+0654]
آ
[U+0622]
Arabic ؤ
[U+0624]
U+FE83, ﺃ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM

[U+FE82]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE84]
U+FE84, ﺄ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE FINAL FORM

[U+FE83]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE85]
See also: ا, اً, ٱ, آ, إ, and ا-

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) that sits on top of أ, and the tall column is its bearer. The composite letter is called أَلِف (ʾalif) and the hamza represents a glottal stop (/ʔ/). (For the pronunciation without hamza, see ا.) It is followed by ب (b).

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Particle[edit]

أَـ (ʾa-)

  1. Initial interrogative particle that indicates a yes-or-no question. It’s written together with the following word as all one letter words. Often used in the negative, e.g. أَلَا (ʾa-lā, isn't, doesn't), أَلَيْسَ (ʾa-laysa, isn't, doesn't).

Synonyms[edit]

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Khowar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /həmza alif/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /a/

Letter[edit]

أ (hamzā ālif)

  1. The second other alif letter of the Khowar abjad.

Forms[edit]

Isolated form Final form
أ ـأ

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  • Previous letter:
  • Next letter: ب

Kyrgyz[edit]

Letter[edit]

  1. The first letter of the Kyrgyz alphabet.

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Malay[edit]

Letter[edit]

  1. The first letter of the malay alphabet, written in the arabic script.

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Persian[edit]

Letter[edit]

  1. The first letter of the Persian alphabet.

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Punjabi[edit]

Letter[edit]

  1. The first letter of the Punjabi alphabet, written in the arabic script.

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Similar to Urdu alphabet