Asked • 03/29/19

# How exactly do the sounds of Arabic "ﻕ" and Georgian "ყ" differ?

The Arabic letter ﻕ and the Georgian letter ყ are often described as being similar, also they are both transliterated using q.> ... the Georgian letter ყ is difficult for most Westerners to pronounce. It is similar to the Arabic "qaf" (ﻕ)So how is it similar and how is it not quite the same?I realize that Arabic pronunciation varies a lot from country to country, is the Georgian sound closer to the sound in any particular variety of Arabic or does it have some quality that keeps it always apart?

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Simon W. answered • 12/04/19

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