One type of  vowel derivative is the double vowel, which is known in Arabic as tanwiin تنوين .The process of tanwiin is a fairly simple one: Basically, you take a main vowel and place the same vowel right next to it, thus creating two vowels, or a double vowel. The sound that the double vowel makes depends on the main vowel that’s doubled:

  • Double fatHa: تنوين الفتح tanwiin al-fatH: creats the “an” sound: حسناً ‘Hasanaan.
  • Double dammah: تنوين الضمّ tanwiin al-dhamm: creates the “oun” sound: سيءٌ saiyoun.
  • Double kasra:تنوين الكسر  tanwiin al-kassr: makes the “een” sound: حقيقةٍ 'Haqeqateen.

lifetimeoflanguagelearning-blog  asked:

Are there any other good language blogs floating around on tumblr?

There are a ton of great language blogs, I’m sure I don’t follow all of them (although I’d like to) but here are some of the people I follow :) Some of these are for specific languages/language families, and others are just general language stuff.

pinkmint-lang | linguist-in-training | katlearnslangs | egliebeleslangues

spanishskulduggery | arabicway | cataclysmicmelody | amateurlanguager

anotherdamnpolyglot | languageek | nadinenihongo | umlauts-are-happy-letters

whosaprettypolyglot | languageguru | allthelanguages | laslanguesromanze

japanese-revision | polyglotted | aspiringpolyglot | thelazypolyglot