RE: Arabic aleph representation of glyphs

From: CE Whitehead (
Date: Mon Mar 29 2010 - 14:32:02 CST

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    Hi, A. P.:

    Re: Arabic aleph representation of glyphs
    From: Andreas Prilop (
    Date: Mon Mar 29 2010 - 08:21:54 CST


    Thanks for your suggestion!
    (I had two years of classical Arabic and used Cantarino [Syntax of Modern Arabic Prose; 4 vols] for my thesis
    but if you say my grammar is really really non-existant I will look at the text you recommend when I get time;
    I am busy; I do certainly need more Arabic as I found it a difficult language; but generally my weakness is not grammar but vocabulary
    and pronunciation and that's why I'd rather pick some more readings of hadiths by Beeston than the grammar you recommend).

    However, while the diacritic is placed above the vowel it is also to the right in an rtl context.

    And the issue for me is typing order -- what happens when it is typed before, especially in terms of line breaking?

    I was trying to be helpful in pointing out this issue! Please accept my apologies for my post.

    If you all do not think there is an issue with line breaking, then end of discussion I guess.

    I leave it to you;
    I won't post again to this forum, per Andreas' request -- as I don't know when I'll read the grammar he suggested right now, and won't get involved in anymore discussion on line breaking in the tanween-'al-fatah, regardless of what you decide to do.

    Best wishes; sorry,

    C. E. Whitehead

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