By ArabicTree | October 15, 2008
If you’re familiar with verb conjugation, you’ll know that the form of the verb usually has the faa’il in it–for example, the faa’il in kharajuw (خَرَجُو) is the waw (waw-ul-jam’ah). But what about the duals?
In the dual forms, the faa’il is the alif–which is called Alif-ul-Uthayn (الِفُ الأثَينِ).
So in maadi, the alif is evident in humaa and antumaa, like so:
In mudaari’, the alif is evident in all the duals–humaa and antumaa, masculine and feminine:
And that’s it! We’re not going into much more detail other than this; just remember that you don’t want to add a second faa’il in the form of some marfoo’ verbs.