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Subject: Re: The problem in the case of the Arabic language...
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: June 3, 2010 at 4:46:35 AM
Reply to: Re: The problem in the case of the Arabic language... by cute_boy85@hotmail.fr
What has to do the letter ya', which can have a semiconsonantic sound [j] like in this case, with the pronunciation of the vowel in the first syllable?

Nobody has denied that there is a sound [j] in the Arabic pronunciation of Layla. The problem is if the vocalic sound is [a] (['lajla], LY-la), as the MSA pronunciation marks, or [e] (['lejla], LAY-la) as you are claiming, which can be the your dialectal Moroccan (specifically Al-Hocemian) Arabic pronunciation), but not THE Arabic pronunciation.

Lumia
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