This is a new concept where Grammar Lessons will be introduced to you in easy bite size bits which will open your eyes to the superiority of the language which Allah (SWT) selected to reveal his book. You don’t even need to know Arabic to appreciate this, Insha’Allah.
This lesson introduces “Diminutive Nouns” in Arabic. These are constructed nouns which are used for affection and showing love and care. They can ONLY be made from 3 letter Nouns and the pattern given is only one way to do this (they are other ways to make this).
Consider a random 3 letter noun فعل as you can see that it is actually constructed from 3 letters namely ف ع ل
For the sake of simplicity we don't care about the vowel on each of these letters e.g. we don't care if it has Damma (Paish), Fatha (Zabar) or Zaer (Kasrah) on it اَ اِ اُ don't care what is on each letter.
To form a “Diminutive Nouns” in Arabic here is the pattern:
- ف becomes فُ
- ع becomes عَ
- A new letter is inserted يْ
- ل becomes لٌ so the new word becomes...
We will now test this pattern of conversion.
The word for boy in Arabic is وَلَدٌ but when we apply this pattern it gets converted to وُلَيْدٌ which means "O dear, beloved little boy"
- When the first Grandson of our Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) was born he was named حَسَنٌ do you know what his little brother who was born a year (or so later) was named?
- What does the name of the second Grandson of Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) mean according to what you have just learned?
Use the following Arabic Keyboard to write your responses.