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in response to reader comment: Taj needs to stick to urdu

Submitted by Taj (United States), Apr 8, 2008 at 16:53

The gold standard here is the Chicago Manual of Style.

Says who? Where is "here"? lol

Anyone can disagree or debate this opinion, lol...for example one might instead cite:

the ACS style guide, the AP stylebook, the elements of typographic style, iso 690, the MHRA style guide, the MLA handbook, the MLA style manual, the NY Times manual, the Oxford guide to style, New Hart's rules, or the publication manual of the APA, among many...lol

Fatha is a, a damma is u, and a kasra is i. And alif is aa, a yeh a ii, and a waw would be uu. The letter 3ayn is 3 and the hamza is a ' and a shadda is double consonant.

Alif is not "aa"..."aa" occurs either with an elongated fatha or if alif follows a consonant with a fatha...a "yeh" is not "ii" - what is a "yeh" anyway? You must mean a "yaw" (Y)...again "ii" occurs if a yaw follows a consonant with a kesra...

here, it should be noted that there is no standard for transliteration...an ain can be represented as a "3" or an apostrophe, the same for a hamza...

I've corrected the transliteration (the definition of the term also includes transcription with regard to arabic) of "as Salaamu Alaikum" in prior posts...

Submitting....

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