Talk:Egyptian Arabic phonology
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(Egyptian Arabic consonant phonemes:)
^5 If /dˤ, q/ are pronounced, it would be only in Literary Arabic.
/ðˤ/ > /d/: /dufr/, "nail", from */ðˤufr/ ظفر and never /zˤufr/. Likewise /ðˤ/ > /dˤ/: /dˤalma/, "darkness", from */ðˤulma/ ظلمة.
Clarity issue in Prosody section
The basic rule is that, preceding from right to left in a word, the stress goes on the first encountered syllable ...
It's not clear whether counting the syllables "from right to left" applies to the word written in the Arabic script (where the right marks the start of the word) or its transliteration (where the right marks the end of the word). Perhaps it would be better to rephrase this to "preceding from the start to the end of a word" or vice versa. I'm not sure which one it is meant to be so I'm appealing for the help of the original editor or another expert. --Elban91 (talk) 20:00, 24 April 2013 (UTC)