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The consonant r (or velarized ) is realized in many dialects with a degree of delay. When r directly follows the consonant in a sequence Crv, such delay may result in the realization of an intrusive vowel preceding r or . This phenomenon was termed the ‘bukaṛa-syndrome’ by Woidich (1978). In allegro speech, however, the syndrome usually remains absent.

Such bukaṛa-vowels are often heard in northern and southern Middle Egyptian dialects, including the Fayyūm oasis (see Behnstedt and Woidich 1985:maps 47–49) and in most parts of the oases of the Western …

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Rudolf de Jong, “Bukaṛa-syndrome”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_0011>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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