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The two most common terms in the Arabic linguistic tradition for the concept of ‘elision’ are ḥaḏf lit. ‘cutting off, curtailing’ and ʾiḍmār lit. ‘keeping in mind’, but there is a wide range of other expressions for the omission or deletion of linguistic elements in Arabic, and it would be impossible (and indeed undesirable) to equate them strictly with any modern Western terms. Before elision proper can be dealt with, four groups of words will be disposed of, those which (1) are hardly technical in nature, (2) mainl…

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Michael G. Carter, “Elision”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_vol2_0002>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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