|Subject:||The problem in the case of the Arabic language...|
|Author:||Lumia (Authenticated as Lumia)|
|Date:||June 3, 2010 at 2:34:53 AM|
|Reply to:||Re: Correct pronunciation of Layla by তন্ময় ভ|
is that without any other specification (Moroccan Arabic, Lebanese Arabic, Syrian Arabic...), Arabic means what is known as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which only has three vocalic sounds ([a], [i], [u]), matching with the Arabic pronunciation passed on by the Quran.
Even if some Arabic speakers, when speaking in their Arabic dialects, pronounce ['lejla] (LAY-la, LAY rhyming with day or may), ['lela] (LEH-la) or ['lila] (LEE-la), those are not THE correct Arabic pronunciations (['lajla], LY-la, LY rhyming with my or by). Strictely, ['lejla] and ['lela] can't be correct MSA pronunciations because there is not [e] sound in its repertoire.
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