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Alternative spelling of مَلَك ‎, alternative form of مَلْأَك[edit]

HI, I'd like to know what is the different between "Alternative spelling" and "alternative form". Thanks in advance. --Backinstadiums (talk) 08:08, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

"Alternative spelling" means it's only the spelling that is different. "Alternative form" means more could be different, such as the pronunciation. --WikiTiki89 18:18, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
@Wikitiki89 O.k. so the pronunciation مَلَاك (malak) is irregular but correct, short /a/ despite its form?--Backinstadiums (talk) 18:47, 27 February 2017 (UTC)
Yes. The silent alif is left as a remnant of the original hamza, and does not represent a long vowel. --WikiTiki89 19:41, 27 February 2017 (UTC)