Which and Falaqa

James Smith jsmithjamessmith at YAHOO.COM
Mon Dec 9 14:21:09 UTC 2002

My bad.  I was trying to recall from memory what I had
seen ... and missed.  The point of my message was
seeking to understaand the seeming shift from "k" to
"q" in the English spelling of words of Arabic origin.

--- Mark A Mandel <mam at THEWORLD.COM> wrote:
> On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, James Smith wrote:
> #"Koran" is seen as "Q'run" more frequently.
> Than what? I have *never* seen "Q'run" for "Koran",
> or anything else
> AFIAR; out of context I would pronounce it
> "kyoo-run". I have
> occasionally seen "Qur'an" (optional macron on the
> "a").
> -- Mark A. Mandel

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