If you’ve studied the posts about pronunciation changes from Classical Arabic to Levantine dialect, then you should be ready to take this short quiz! Below is a list of words in Classical Arabic. Predict how these words would be pronounced in Levantine Arabic. All words are basilect.

1. xāʔif خائف “afraid”

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2. mutaʔakkidah متأكدة “certain”

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3. qalb قلب “heart”

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4. aṣ-ṣiɣār الصغار “the little ones”

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5. karihtu كرهت “I hated”

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6. biʔr بئر “well”

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7. muɣannī مغنّي “singer”

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8. sākinah ساكنة “resident”

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9. bint ṭawīlah بنت طويلة “a tall girl”

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10. mutawāḍiʕ متواضع “humble”

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Answers are down below. No cheating!
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1. xāyif خايف

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2. mitʔakde متأكدة

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3. ʔalᵉb or galᵉb قلب

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4. ᵉl-ᵉṣɣār الصغار

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5. krihᵉt كرهت

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6. bīr بير

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7. mɣannī مغنّي

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8. sākne ساكنة

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9. bint ᵉṭwīle بنت طويلة

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10. mitwāḍiʕ متواضع