I am taking an Arabic class at the masjid. The book we are using was great until I got to ‘past tense verbs and pronouns’. I don’t see any way to reconcile what I am reading there with what I already (supposedly) knew about pronouns. The class doesn’t meet again until Sunday, so I am hoping you can help me.
The book says a fat-hah on the end of the past tense verb indicates ‘he’; that taa with fat-hah indicates ‘she’; taa with dammah indicates ‘I’’; taa with fat-hah indicates ‘you’(m). The difference in the book between ‘you’(m) and ‘she’ is that the fat-hah in ‘she’ is on the right of taa, which is followed by sekoon, whereas in ‘you’(m) the fat-hah is on the left of taa and no sekoon. Does this make sense to you? I’ve never seen this before. It seems to be very different from what I see on the SpeakMoroccan site, as well as the Peace Corp book.
Please enlighten me.