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Kaškaša and Kaskasa
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The terms kaškaša and kaskasa refer to the phenomenon of using the suffixes /š/ and /s/, respectively, for the attached object pronoun of the 2nd person feminine singular (cf. Jindī 1983:I, 359–364). These suffixes were not used in Classical Arabic, but they occurred in some dialects in the Arabian Peninsula. The Arab linguists describe this phenomenon, although there is some inconsistency in their descriptions. Sībawayhi (Kitāb IV, 199–200), Ibn Jinnī (Sirr aṣ-ṣināʿa I, 219; Xaṣāʾis, II, 11–12), and Ibn Yaʿīš (Šarḥ al-Mufaṣṣal II, 9.48–49) recognize two groups of people in …

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Munira Ali Al-Azraqi, “Kaškaša and Kaskasa”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_SIM_vol2_0044>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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