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See Egyptian Arabic phonology for a more thorough look at the sounds of Egyptian Arabic.
The romanization of the examples is the commonly used form in Egypt.
- The classicized allophone [q] only occurs in Classical Arabic borrowings and proper nouns.
- The phonemes /p/, /v/ and /ʒ/ are only found in loanwords and they can be pronounced as /b/, /f/ and /ʃ/ respectively depending on the speaker.
- [ɪ]~[e] and [i] are allophones of the phoneme /i/. Word initial and medial /i/ in stressed syllables typically varies across [ɪ] ~ [e], but it is strictly [i] at the end of words, in unstressed syllables.
- [ʊ]~[o] and [u] are allophones of the phoneme /u/. Word initial and medial /u/ in stressed syllables typically varies across [ʊ] ~ [o], but it is strictly [u] in final positions.