Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

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Both Classical Arabic and modern spoken varieties of Arabic have what are customarily termed active and passive participles. Although nearly identical in form in both varieties, the semantico-syntactic status of the active participle differs. This entry summarizes the commonalities, particularly the morphological, then deals separately with the two varieties.

1. Common structures

1.1 Morphology


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Jonathan Owens, “Participle”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0248>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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