ال

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See also: أل and آل

Arabic[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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    In literary pronunciation IPA(key): [æl], [al], [ɐl]
  • In common speech/names: IPA(key): [el], [ɪl]

Article[edit]

اَل ‎(al-)

  1. the

Usage notes[edit]

The /l/ of this prefix assimilates to and geminates the first letter of the following word when it begins with one of the sun letters: ت(t), ث(), د(d), ذ(), ر(r), ز(z), س(s), ش(š), ص(), ض(), ط(), ظ(), ل(l), ن(n), and dialectally ج(j) when pronounced /ʒ/. This is strictly a pronunciation change; the spelling with ل(l) is unchanged, except that in fully vocalized texts a shadda may be written over the sun letter to reflect gemination.

See also[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Egyptian Arabic: ال(el)
  • Maltese: il

Noun[edit]

اِلّ ‎(illm

  1. pact, covenant
  2. consanguinity, blood relationship

Declension[edit]


Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Article[edit]

الـ ‎(el-)

  1. the

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

ال ‎(el)

  1. hand