Assimilation, iqlaab and bean burgers…


Understanding the concept of Assimilation and its Arabic equivalent in iqlaab.

Iqlaab is defined as: iqlab of the noon saakinah

And assimilation involves one sound changing in order to accommodate a neighboring sound . The example we will be analyzing is: Bean Burger

Here it is normal for the N at the end of bean to be pronounced m. If you were to watch yourself in a mirror, you will see that as your lips move to pronounce the word bean, they are already connected to pronounce the letter b. This resembles the process in iqlaab with the lips joining to pronounce the bilabial letter meem.

This is just one form of assimilation you can find more here: assimilation – definition and examples of assimilation in phonetics

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