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ٱ U+0671, ٱ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WASLA
ٰ
[U+0670]
Arabic ٲ
[U+0672]
U+FB50, ﭐ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WASLA ISOLATED FORM

[U+FB4F]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FB51]
U+FB51, ﭑ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WASLA FINAL FORM

[U+FB50]
Arabic Presentation Forms-A
[U+FB52]
See also: ا and أ

Arabic[edit]

Letter[edit]

ٱ / ‍ٱ (hamzatu l-waṣli)

  1. alif carrying the waṣla sign (ٱ) indicates liaison with the preceding word and means that the hamza is suppressed. It is more commonly indicated by a regular alif without a hamza (ا). It occurs, for example, in the definite article ٱل (l-), ٱسْم (sm-), ٱبْن (bn-), imperative verbs, and the perfective aspect of verb forms VII to X, but is not pronounced following a vowel: (e.g., البيت ٱلكبير is read al-baytu l-kabīru). It occurs only at the beginning of a word that is not initial in a word group, or the beginning of a word following a prefixed preposition or conjunction.
    هُوَ ٱبْنُ ٱلمُدَرِّسِ (huwa bnu l-mudarrisi, He is the teacher’s son.)
    وَ‌ٱسْمُ ٱلبِنْتِ أَنْهَارٌ (wa-smu l-binti ʾanhārun, And the girl’s name is Anhar.)

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