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I was wondering what "9" and "2" stand for in this transliteration system?
9 stands for ق it is a sound like q from the back of the throat not found in roman letters so we write it with a 9 (maybe you know it?)
2 stands for ء it is a 'glottal stop' or a pause in the middle of a word or sometimes at the end.
other numbers you may find are 3 for ع and 5 for خ though most here use kh instead of 5
hope that helps!!
Thanks, that helps a lot!
i dont find transliteration system, where is it????
Too funny - I was just looking for it as well. Really need to practice more since I will forget it soon.