Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Subject: Language and Linguistics

Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard and Rudolf de Jong

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online comprehensively covers all aspects of Arabic languages and linguistics. It is interdisciplinary in scope and represents different schools and approaches in order to be as objective and versatile as possible. The Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online is cross-searchable and cross-referenced, and is equipped with a browsable index. All relevant fields in Arabic linguistics, both general and language specific are covered and the Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics Online includes topics from interdisciplinary fields, such as anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and computer science.

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Wādī Ḥaḍramawt Arabic

(5,962 words)

Author(s): Abdullah Hassan Al-Saqqaf
1. General …
Date: 2018-04-01

Waḍʿ al-Luġa

(2,174 words)

Author(s): Bernard Weiss
Date: 2018-04-01

Waqf

(5 words)

see Pausal Forms
Date: 2018-04-01

Waṣf

(4 words)

see Ṣifa
Date: 2018-04-01

Waṣl

(4 words)

see Ṣila
Date: 2018-04-01

Weak Verbs

(5,710 words)

Author(s): Rainer Voigt
1. Introduction Apart from functional words such as ḥattā ‘until’, li- ‘to’, wa- ‘and’, all nominal and verbal forms in Arabic are made up of three or four essential elements, called radicals. Any phoneme, except the vowel a, can be the radical of a root. To give an example, in Modern Standard Arabic (Wehr 1985), the following roots can be formed from the strong consonants q and l and the so-called weak radicals (i.e. the consonantal realization of the vowel u), (i.e. the consonantal realization of the vowel i), and ʾ (glottal stop): q-u̯-l ‘to say’, q-i̯-l ‘to have a nap after dinner’, q-l-l…
Date: 2018-04-01

West Sudanic Arabic

(5,592 words)

Author(s): not-specified
Date: 2018-04-01