Arabic/Book/Translit

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This transliteration system will be used throughout the book.

Arabic Definite Article: el Arabic Definite Article before a sun letter: èl No dashes are written after the Arabic definite article, to connect it to the next word.

Any one letter meaning units in Arabic will not be written as part of the next word. So: e.g. The following are always written as separate words and not as prefixes: sa, fa, la, ka, wa

Long vowels: aa, ii, uu
Short vowels: a, i, u
Tanwiin:ân (indicates an alif after the tanwiin) /ań (indicates no alif after the tanwiin),
iń,uń

Taa'uń Marbuutžätuń: ä
Alifuń/Yaa'uń Maksuurätuń: aà

uu with a silent Alif after:uù

Hamzätuń: '

Possessive adjectives are separated by a dash from the word they are a suffix of.
e.g. kitaabu-ka, kitaabu-haa
The exception is the first person singular which does not take a dash. Instead it's second "i" is written with a circumflex.

kitaabiî OR kitaabîya (depending on pronunciation)

Object pronouns also must take a dash.


The names of the letters of the Arabic alphabet transliterated:

Alifuń, Baa'uń, Taa'uń, Thaa'uń, Jiimuń, Hžaa'uń, Kħaa'uń,Daaluń, Dħaaluń, Raa'uń, Zaa'uń, Siinuń, Sħiinuń, Sžaaduń, Džaaduń, Tžaa'uń, Dħžaa'uń, Rħainuń, Għainuń, Faa'uń, Qaafuń, Kaafuń, Laamuń, Miimuń, Nuunuń, Haa'uń, Waawuń, Yaa'uń



One can also write it with the modified z, h, and n capitalized, and later change them. The best way to do change them is to use find and replace in a text editor.
AlifuN, Baa'uN, Taa'uN, Thaa'uN, JiimuN, HZaa'uN, KHaa'uN,DaaluN, DHaaluN, Raa'uN, Zaa'uN, SiinuN, SHiinuN, SZaaduN, DZaaduN, TZaa'uN, DHZaa'uN, RHainuN, GHainuN, Faa'uN, QaafuN, KaafuN, LaamuN, MiimuN, NuunuN, Haa'uN, WaawuN, Yaa'uN


Anything silent in a sentnece must be underlined. So tanwiin at the end of a sentence must be underlined. Transliterated Arabic words within English text do not need the case endings written.