Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by kifaru, Aug 4, 2011.
What dialect pronounces نمت as "namoot" in the 1st person singular as in "I slept."
Maghrebian dialect, especially algerian, pronounces "namoot" ou "n'moot". It may have many senses.
I thought that the typical verb to sleep in Maghrebi dialects was نعست?
Also, do we mean "namoot" as in it is pronounced نموت?? (The same as I die in those dialects??)
I'm not really sure about the Maghrebi dialects, but I really doubt there's any Arabic dialect which pronounces نمت as namoot or n'moot.
Better wait for confirmation though from natives.
I think they sometimes say نموت for the present tense (I sleep) but it seems strange in the past tense...
Well, the prophet Muhammad(Allah's peace be upon him)said :sleep is the minor death
Even in Egypt we can informally say ميّت جوّة to say 'he's asleep in there', though it might imply the speaker is a little irritable.
Here's a link where a lady pronounces it "namoot". Perhaps you tell what her accent is.
That's a computer-generated voice, so I don't think we can say much about it other than it's potentially inaccurate. I have a feeling those cards are supposed to be standard Arabic anyway.
Listen further down to the voice pronounced نحن مشينا. It sounds like : نُحْنَ مُشَيــِنَا．I have serious doubts that any dialect pronounces this like that.
I don't know if this is the best learning tool....
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