غير منصرف – partly flexible words

A sub-category to the exceptions to the regular signs of Irab ( ٌاٌ اً اٍ    )   are words that are ghair munsarif.

غير منصرف are words that can’t have tanween and because of that, they can’t have a kasra either.

The following are the types of words that fall into this sub-category

  • ألف التأنيث المقصورة
  • ألف التأنيف الممدودة
  • جمع المثنى الجموع
  • العلمية- names with
    • مزيدتان- names with أن
    • تركيب- names that are made of two words ex بعلبك  or حضرموت
    • التانيث- names with a ة   ex حمزة
    • الأعجمية- Non-arab names  like musa, ibrahim, ismail, maryam
    • وزن فعل- names that are on the pattern of verbs ex. أحمد
    • العدل-  names that were originally arab names but turned to something else, ex- عُمُر  from عامر
  • الوصف – adjectives
    • مزيدتان- ex  غضبان  سكران
    • أحمر       -وزن فعل
    • العدل-    emphasized numbers ex.  رباع  ثُلاث

 

Practice and examples:

 

 

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