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◌ً U+064B, ً
ARABIC FATHATAN
ي
[U+064A]
Arabic ◌ٌ
[U+064C]
U+FE70, ﹰ
ARABIC FATHATAN ISOLATED FORM
[unassigned: U+FE6C–U+FE6F]

[U+FE6B]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE71]

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

ـً (-an)

  1. fatḥa tanwīn (فتحَة تنوين) or fatḥatān (فتحتان), a nunation (tanwīn (تنوين)) of the vowel a (ـَ - fatḥa), indicating the accusative case in Classical Arabic, usually used in combination with ا(ʾalif) - (ـًا), unless it's ة(tāʾ marbūṭa) (ةً) or ء(hamza) (ءً). In a non-pausal formal situation it's pronounced as "-an". In dialects, relaxed (less formal) Arabic or in pausa, the pronunciation is either shorted to "-a" or ignored altogether, even when written (but ا(ʾalif) must still be written, e.g. accusative of رجلrajul - رجلًاrajul(an)). The pronunciation "-an" is usually preserved in adverbial accusatives, e.g. شُكْرًا(šukran), عَادَةً(ʿādatan), etc. in dialects and informal Arabic.

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Arabic diacritics
ـَ(-a) ـُ(-u) ـِ(-i) ـّ(--) ـْ(-) ـً(-an) ـٌ(-un) ـٍ(-in) ـٰ() ـۡ‏