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I noticed this trend in some data I'm working with and am searching for an explanation.
asked May 13, 2015 at 4:57
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7 represents ħ (voiceless pharyngeal fricative). This is referred to as the Arabic Chat alphabet.
answered May 13, 2015 at 5:00
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It is used for Arabic /ħ/ because "7" vaguely resembles the Arabic letter ح
answered May 13, 2015 at 7:54
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