Ali, Eli

Discussion in 'Linguistics' started by mathman, Oct 5, 2019.

  1. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    These are two names. Eli has a long i at the end, while Ali has a short i at the end. Why the difference?
     
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  3. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    different linguistics
    arabic AH sound is different linguistics to
    judain "ee" sound of the latin I

    it is commonly mixed together and people hear both used often
    however they are both quite different

    xi
    i
    xye
    xie

    e
    i
    ai
    ia
    ei
    ie

    etc ...
    the arabic I is pronounced with a closed sound
    the latin I sound is pronounced with an open sound
     
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