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Most of the modern dialects make use of two types of constructions, commonly referred to as synthetic vs. analytic, or direct vs. indirect, to encode relations of possession. The synthetic manner includes the processes of suffixation and juxtaposition (status constructus) following the word order Possessed – Possessor (y – x). The analytic method makes use of a possession exponent (exp). These different methods are bound by sema…

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Samia Naïm, “Possession”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol3_0266>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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