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    Yuuqinuuna يوقنون

    How come the verb 'yaqina' (to be sure) has the present tense 'yuuqinuuna' in the Quran rather than the expected 'yayqinuuna'?

    وَٱلَّذِينَ يُؤۡمِنُونَ بِمَآ أُنزِلَ إِلَيۡكَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ مِن قَبۡلِكَ وَبِٱلۡأَخِرَةِ هُمۡ يُوقِنُونَ

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    Re: Yuuqinuuna

    Quote Originally Posted by outo_otus View Post
    How come the verb 'yaqina' (to be sure) has the present tense 'yuuqinuuna' in the Quran rather than the expected 'yayqinuuna'?
    Hello Outo,
    The verb is ayqana أيقن (not yaqina) and the conjugation is always -as far as I know- like this:
    أنا أوقن
    أنت توقن
    هو يوقن
    هي توقن
    أنت توقن
    أنتِ توقنين
    أنتما توقنان
    نحن نوقن
    أنتم توقنون
    هم يوقنون
    هن يوقِنَّ

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    Re: Yuuqinuuna

    Is this true for all verbs with initial yaa in form IV? In fact...are there any other yaa-initial verbs in this form?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Yuuqinuuna

    As far as I know, yes. I needed to think for a while about verbs with similar patterns (we -Arabic natives- don't learn verbs the same way foreigners do, so I don't know what "form IV" is):
    أيسر - يوسر = to become rich
    أينع - يونع = to flourish (used for plants)
    I couldn't think of any more verbs.

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    Re: Yuuqinuuna يوقنون

    Not only initial yaa (yuuqiZ) but also initial waw (yuuqif).
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    Re: Yuuqinuuna

    Quote Originally Posted by cherine View Post
    (we -Arabic natives- don't learn verbs the same way foreigners do, so I don't know what "form IV" is):
    Form IV is أفعَلَ.

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    Re: Yuuqinuuna يوقنون

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghabi View Post
    Not only initial yaa (yuuqiZ) but also initial waw (yuuqif).
    Tammam! Allah ynawwar I couldn't remember ayqaZa - yuuqiZ!
    Quote Originally Posted by clevermizo View Post
    Form IV is أفعَلَ.
    Merci ya Mizo.

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    Re: Yuuqinuuna يوقنون

    Quote Originally Posted by cherine View Post
    Tammam! Allah ynawwar I couldn't remember ayqaZa - yuuqiZ!
    Because you say Sa77a. But honestly who can remember these things except the khawagaat? If I ask my Egyptian teacher this question, I can't imagine how 7ayraan he'd be ...
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    Re: Yuuqinuuna يوقنون

    Hey! I could remember aysara and ayna3a (which I rarely use)

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