moon letter

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moon letter ‎(plural moon letters)

  1. (linguistics) One of fourteen Arabic letters that do not affect the pronunciation of the "L" of a preceding definite article (ال- ‎(al--)). The "L" in the Arabic definite article is pronounced "L" when followed by a moon letter: e.g., القُرْآن ‎(al-qurʾān). The fourteen moon letters are:
ء ‎(ʾ) , ب ‎(b) , ج ‎(j) , ح ‎() , خ ‎() , ع ‎(ʿ) , غ ‎() , ف ‎(f) , ق ‎(q) , ك ‎(k) , م ‎(m) , ه ‎(h) , و ‎(w) , ي ‎(y)

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