Two types of transcription of Arabic are distinguished here: ad hoc transcription, which represents Arabic in Latin script without a defined system, and scientific transcription, which attempts to define a systematic, non-ambiguous mapping from Arabic script or speech to Latin script, possibly using diacritic signs, in order to allow for the precise reconstruction of the Arabic original.
1. Ad hoc transcription
Ad hoc transcription has a w…
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"Transcription." Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics.
Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong.
Brill Online, 2013. Reference.
08 December 2013