Pausal Form

The case endings on the last word in a sentence are usually not pronounced. Nor are they pronounced before any other natural pause. Thus in this sentence هذا طالبٌ جديدٌ  the last word will usually be pronounced “jadiid” without the case ending. If the word is feminine, we will not pronounce the ة or its case ending when we use the pausal form. We will do just as I have outlined in the paragraph above this one. There will be a little more on this later when we deal with the accusative case.

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  • “Nor are they pronounced before any other natural pause.” What is a natural pause ? I’m not sure of following this part.

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    • Natural pause is when you run out of breath and cannot continue through the whole sentence…

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  • “Nor are they pronounced before any other natural pause. ” What is a natural pause ? I’m not sure of following this part.

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