أ

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See also: ا, ا-, اً, and ٱ
Character أ
Unicode name ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE
Code point U+0623
Entity number أ
Unicode block Arabic
Composition ا (U+0627) +
ٔ (U+0654)
آ [U+0622] [U+0624] ؤ

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).

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]

See also[edit]


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

See also[edit]

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