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Encyclopedia > Ta' marbuta

The tā’ marbūṭa (Arabic: ة) is a variant of the letter ta used at the end of words to denote that the word is grammatically feminine. It usually takes the sound /a/ or /h/, and when in construct state, /t/. It can be found in such words as harakah (حركة). The Arabic alphabet is the script used for writing Arabic and various other languages, together with various closely related scripts that typically differ in the presence or absence of a few letters. ... Taw or Tav is the twenty-second and last letter in many Semitic abjads, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew and Arabic alphabet . Its original value is an voiceless alveolar plosive, IPA , The Phoenician letter gave rise to the Greek Tau (Τ), Latin T, and the equivalent in the Cyrillic alphabet. ... The status constructus or construct state is a remarkable grammatical feature occurring in Semitic languages (such as Arabic and Hebrew) and in the extinct Egyptian language. ... In Arabic orthography, harakat are the diacritic marks used to represent vowel sounds. ...



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