Language name: ARABIC
UPSID number: 4350
Alternate name(s):
Classification: Afro-Asiatic, Semitic
This language has 35 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.273994298 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: tD tD9 dD k g dD9 dZ f sD sD9 zD9 S X RF 9 H m nD lD ? h b a aa: U u: o: I i: j w e: zD r q
Comment: All consonants can appear geminate. In colloquial Egyptian (Cairo) Arabic only a few words retain /q/, including the name of the city.
Source(s): Kennedy, N.M. 1960. Problems of Americans in Mastering the Pronunciation of Egyptian Arabic. Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, D.C.
Mitchell, T.F. 1962. Colloquial Arabic. English Universities Press, London.
Tomiche, N., 1964. Le Parler Arabe du Caire. Mouton, Paris and The Hague.

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