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, 28th and last letter of the Arabic alphabet with the numerical value of 10. For palaeographical details, see arabia, i. 382b, 383b, 384a and plate i. It belongs to the soft letters (ḥurūf al-līn); its pronunciation is that of English y.


W. Wright, Arabic Grammar, 3rd ed., i. 2, 5, 7

do., Comparative Grammar of the Sem. Languages, p. 69 sqq.

Brockelmann, Grundriss der vergl. Grammatik der sem. Sprachen, i. 138—150

do., Précis de linguistiqus sém., transl. W. Marçais and M. Cohen, Paris 1910, p. 75

A. Schaade, Sībawaihi’s Lautlehre, Leyden 1911, index.

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Wensinck, A. J., “Yāʾ”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_5988>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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