vowels inventory in Hejazi Arabic!

MissLingO_o

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UK
Arabic (HIJAZI)
Hi all,

does anyone know what the vowels variation/inventory of the Arabic spoken in Western Saudi Arabia?!?


Thanks!
 
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  • rayloom

    Senior Member
    Arabic (Hijazi Arabic)
    Short vowels: a, i, u
    long vowels: aa, ii, uu, ee, oo
    ee is the result of the monophthongization of ay
    oo is the result of the monophthongization of aw

    Short [e], [o] are rare.
    There is a change in the pronucniation of a long aa after emphatics. It would sound more like "caught"
     
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