See also: أ[U+0623 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA ABOVE], ا[U+0627 ARABIC LETTER ALEF], اً‎, ٱ[U+0671 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WASLA], إ[U+0625 ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH HAMZA BELOW], and ا-
آ U+0622, آ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE
Composition:ا [U+0627] + ◌ٓ [U+0653]
ء
[U+0621]
Arabic أ
[U+0623]
U+FE81, ﺁ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE ISOLATED FORM

[U+FE80]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE82]
U+FE82, ﺂ
ARABIC LETTER ALEF WITH MADDA ABOVE FINAL FORM

[U+FE81]
Arabic Presentation Forms-B
[U+FE83]

ArabicEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ʔa.lif mad.da/
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʔaː/

LetterEdit

آ (ʾalif madda)

  1. Alif maddah. A double-alif used to write the sequence /ʔaː/.

EtymologyEdit

أَ(ʾa) +‎ الْ(al-)

ParticleEdit

آ (ʾā-)

  1. A form of the initial interrogative particle that indicates a yes-or-no question. As it is written together with the following word, when this word begins with ال(al-, the) they are orthographically morphed together and written with a مَدَّة(madda) diacritic instead of maintaining both.
    • 609–632 CE, Qur'an, 10:59:
      قُلۡ أَرَءَيۡتُم مَّآ أَنزَلَ ٱللَّٰهُ لَكُم مِّن رِّزۡقࣲ فَجَعَلۡتُم مِّنۡهُ حَرَامࣰا وَحَلَـٰلࣰا قُلۡ ءَآللَّهُ أَذِنَ لَكُمۡ ۖ أَمۡ عَلَى ٱللَّٰهِ تَفۡتَرُونَ
      qul ʾa-raʾaytum mā ʾanzala l-lahu lakum min rizqin fa-jaʿaltum minhu ḥarāman wa-ḥalālan qul ʾāllāhu ʾaḏina lakum ʾam ʿalā llāhi taftarūna
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

KhowarEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ləmba.alif/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /aː/

LetterEdit

آ (lambā ālif)

  1. The first other alif letter of the Khowar abjad.

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form
آ ـآ

See alsoEdit

  • Previous letter: ا
  • Next letter: أ

PashtoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /alepˈməd̪ˈɑ/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɑ/

LetterEdit

آ (alifmadā)

  1. alif with madda, a form of ا‎, the first letter of the Pashto alphabet

FormsEdit

Isolated form Final form
آ ـآ

PersianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɒː/
  • (file)

LetterEdit

آ (alef madde)

  1. alef-e madde
  2. â-ye bâ-kolâh (آی باکلاه‎ = Alef with hat)

Usage notesEdit

  • Used word-initially to represent the phoneme /ɒː/.

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

آ (â)

  1. present stem form of آمدن