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The perfect, Form II ﻞﱠـَﻌـﻓ

The perfect tense of Form II is made up of the root, comprising three consonants: c1, c2, and c3. The middle c2 consonant is geminated (doubled): interleaved between the consonants are two vowels v1 and v2.. Unless the verb is in the passive voice, (see Passive voice), the first and second vowels, v1 and v2, are always /a/. The sequence is as follows:

faccal = (f + a + c + c + a + l)

Form II examples:

Form II Perfect (ﻲﺿﺎﻤﻟﺍ) Meaning faccal ﺭ ﱠَﻮـﻧ to turn (lights) on

Form II Perfect (ﻲﺿﺎﻤﻟﺍ) Meaning faccal ﻊﱠـﻟَﻭ to set fire to

Form II Perfect (ﻲﺿﺎﻤﻟﺍ) Meaning faccal ﺮﱠَﺴـﻛ to smash