N.B.— The ī denotes the presence of yey (see page 10) in the Arabic, as does also final i. Thus 'arableh (carriage) when plural becomes 'arabīyat as the yey in such words has more of the sound value of y. The feminine ah becomes at before a vowel, e.g., es sikkat el hadīd (the railway).
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- ↑ The Egyptians formerly employed the Coptic (ancient Egyptian) names of the solar months. The European names, as given above, are in general use now, concurrently with the Coptic, which are retained for agricultural purposes.
- ↑ The h is a ha, but pronounced like hay
- ↑ Note.—Literally—"He abandoned," third person singular, past tense, indicative mood. All the verbs in this list are expressed in same manner, that being regarded in Arabic as the root of the verb. But the imperatives are mostly added here, as being the most requisite form. The past participle is formed by prefixing ma—, matruk, abandoned.
- ↑ Mostly Turkish.
- ↑ Including some Turkish words of command, &c.
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