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tāʾ marbūṭa part 4 or 5 or 6 or ....

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in response to reader comment: Our dear Keith and the teh marbouta ain't a ha and you need to stick to urdu

Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Dec 29, 2008 at 14:10

Hi dhimmi,

سيرة When writing and romanizing it into english you don't just ignore the tāʾ marbūṭa my friend. You should transliterate the characters especially if you are going to use it in a computer or academic setting but here we don't since it is just us. So you can write it sira or sirah. If you just write sira then if you have to translate that back into arabic you lose the tāʾ marbūṭa . There are some computer programs that use different ways to translate that tāʾ marbūṭa from the chart that I showed you. Here is the modified letters chart. Also, here is a transliteration program from Microsoft to help as well.

Lastly, >>ROTFL what are you talking about? Stick to Urdu please<< I see that you persist with your paranoid delusions. Shame.

peace

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