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Weak Verbs: The Agwaf (Hollow) Verb الفعل الأجوف Posted by on May 30, 2011

We have said before that a weak/sick verb is that which has one or two sick letters in its base (root). The letters that make a verb sick/weak are: Waw (و ), Alif (ا ) and Yaa (ى ). The position of the sick letter in the root verb determines the type of the weak…

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Healthy Verbs: The Doubled Verb الفعل المضعّـف Posted by on May 9, 2011

Today, we will look at the third and last type of Healthy (Sound) Verbs; The Doubled Verb الفعل المضعّـف . Now what is meant by that name? Definition:             A Doubled Verb is that which has a two repeated or doubled letters in its root (base). * This type of verb can be divided into two…

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Healthy Verbs: The Mahmouz Verb الفعل المهموز Posted by on May 7, 2011

We have said before that there are healthy and unhealthy verbs. A Healthy Verb is that verb that doesn’t have any sick letters in its root (base). The sick letters that make the verb sick are و , ا , ى . We talked before about the first type of healthy verbs; the Salim verb…

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An Introduction to Verbs مقدمة فى الأفعال Posted by on Apr 15, 2011

In previous posts, we have discussed Nouns and learnt their basic terminology. Today and in later posts, we are going to do the same with Verbs. Most words (nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs) are derived from verbs. The focus today will be on the basic terminology and categories of root verbs. Verb Definition:  It  is…

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