See also: ی [U+06CC ARABIC LETTER FARSI YEH], ي [U+064A ARABIC LETTER YEH], ې [U+06D0 ARABIC LETTER E], ۍ [U+06CD ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH TAIL], ئتے, ۓ [U+06D3 ARABIC LETTER YEH BARREE WITH HAMZA ABOVE], and ئ [U+0626 ARABIC LETTER YEH WITH HAMZA ABOVE]
ـَى • (-ā)
|Isolated form||Final form|
- Only written in the final position, transliterated ā. Also called أَلِف لَيِّنَة (ʾalif layyina, “flexible alif”). Its occurrence is rare. Its pronunciation length is usually short:
- North Africa: [æ], [ɑ]
- The Levant: [a], [ɑ]
- Arabia: [æ], [a], [ɑ]
- Persian Gulf: [ɐ]
- When pronounced longly, it is often in careful Literary Arabic pronunciation or in reciting the Quran. All long pronunciations have the same vowel values, with the exception of the gulf pronunciation, the lengthened pronunciation is only [ɑː].
- (Egypt, Sudan) The yāʾ ي (y) in the final position, as spelled by the Egyptians and the Sudanese. This was the original form of the letter in final position for both of -ī and -ā, before the creation of ي (y).
ـَى or ـَا • (-ā or -ā)
ى / ـى
- (Arabic script letters) حروف; ا, ب, ت, ث, ج, چ, ح, خ, د, ذ, ر, ز, س, ش, ص, ض, ط, ظ, ع, غ, ڠ, ف, ڤ, ق, ک, ݢ, ل, م, ن, و, ۏ, ه, ء, ي, ى, ڽ