Chapter Two (478)

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 Two (478)

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This chapter discusses the inclination of the Ɂalif (letter [A]), noting that a great number of Arabs incline it. It considers cases such as a ‘hidden [h]’ followed by a ‘break [i]’; a barrier like a ‘close [u]’ that can prevent the inclination; and cases where letters are ‘erected’.However, the processes of ‘inclination’ and ‘erection’ may vary between different groups, dialects, and styles. There are also some people who speak and incline items without any of the reasons that are mentioned.

Keywords: Arabs; inclination; hidden letter; break letter; Ɂalif

Chapter.  722 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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