5 Answered Questions for the topic transliteration

04/29/19

How are the three phonetically distinct Arabic h's transcribed in English?

In Arabic we have three types of "h" sounds, as in the following list:- ح- خ- هI would like to know, which of these sounds is commonly transcribed as "kh" in English, and how are the other two "h"... more

04/11/19

How to transliterate the following Arabic letters in English?

I am interested in how to transcribe the following Arabic letters oh English. The letter "families" I Ann interested in are:- ع- غ- رand- ك- ق- ءI think one of the first two would be a "gh", but... more

04/08/19

What is the difference between حَرَّمَ and نَهَى?

In the Qur'an, and throughout the hadith literature, there are numerous references to what is forbidden. However, I have noticed that what is often translated as the English word "forbade" seems... more

03/26/19

Would 동경 and 북경 be commonly understood as ways of saying 'Tokyo' and 'Beijing'?

As I understand it, 동경 and 북경 are the Korean pronunciations of the 한국어 forms of 'Tokyo' and 'Beijing'. However, the transliterations from English - 도쿄 and 베이징 - seem more common. My question: are... more

03/19/19

fattha, qasra, damma in google arabic translate?

I am trying to learn Arabic using a combination of Arabic for Dummies (AFD) and Google Translate. AFD seems to use transliteration while Google uses actual script. However, there seem to be... more

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