Chapter One<sup>1</sup> (477)

Solomon I. Sara

in Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780748627950
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653058 | DOI:
Chapter One1 (477)

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This chapter describes different cases wherein the Ɂalifat structures are ‘inclined’ in the Arabic language based on Sibwayah's treatise. The Ɂalif ([A]) is inclined if there is a ‘broken [i]’ letter (maksuwr) after it. If after the Ɂalif ([A]) is ‘closed with a letter [u]’ or ‘open with a letter [a]’, there will be no inclination in it. They may leave out the inclination in three-letter structures with a wāw.

Keywords: Sībawayh; Ɂalifat; Arabic language; Ɂalif; inclination; maksuwr; wāw

Chapter.  3113 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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