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Subjunctive

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Date: 2018-04-01

Personal Pronoun (Arabic Dialects)

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The pronominal system of Arabic dialects has one characteristic in common with other varieties of the Arabic language and other Semitic languages: it consists of a series of independent pronouns and a series of suffixed pronouns, whose form may vary from region to region for various reasons, among which are the influence of the substratum (e.g. the Aramaic substratum in the Syrian-Lebanese area; see Diem 1971) and its own internal evolution, or even a mixture of both (see Behnstedt 1991). These …
Date: 2018-04-01

Compounds

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Naḥt is the term Arab grammarians use for the word formational method whereby a new form is coined out of two or more independent words, a process similar to what in English is referred to by such terms as ‘blending’ and ‘fusion’. Morphologically, this term derives from the root n-ḥ-t ‘to carve, hew, chisel’. Thus, Arabic manḥūtāt (pl. of manḥūt), ‘ naḥt-type constructions’, are words, mostly of quadriliteral roots, that are ‘chiseled’ out of other words, so to speak. These constructions, however, are not all of the same compositional and/or functional na…
Date: 2018-04-01