This article is within the scope of , a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of WikiProject Syria Syria on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub This article has been rated as
Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
High This article has been rated as
High-importance on the project's importance scale.
I would like to change [ edit ]
the name of this article to "al-Raqqah Governorate" anyone agree? --
Supreme Deliciousness ( talk) 23:28, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
Ar-Raqqah Governorate → Al-Raqqah Governorate — — "Al" is the definite article in the Arabic language, he who created this page obviously can not read arabic and merged it together with the name — Ar-Raqqah Governorate → Al-Raqqah Governorate Supreme Deliciousness ( talk) 19:32, 16 July 2009 (UTC)
In Arabic it is written --l-r-- in unvowelled writing, --lr
2-- in vowelled writing with a shadda sign, and pronounced --rr--. Anthony Appleyard ( talk) 21:26, 16 July 2009 (UTC) Yes, there is a shadda and it is pronounced Ar-ra... but it would be better to normalize it by simply using the "Al" when writing the english names. I think.
Yazan ( talk) 02:41, 17 July 2009 (UTC) This is a case of bad translation, the name is "Raqqa Governorate" and then the Arabic "Al-" is supposed to be before it.--
Supreme Deliciousness ( talk) 09:52, 17 July 2009 (UTC)