Chapter Three (479)

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 Three (479)

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This chapter describes cases of inclination that are not based on Giyās or ‘pattern’. In cases of proper names, such as ‘Al Haggag’, the majority of Arabs erect them with [a]. Meanwhile, the [a] of a common name such as haggag (pilgrim) is not inclined if it is ‘descriptive/adjective’. Arabs do not incline in the ‘action’ form because they distinguish between those that are ‘broken with an [i]’ and those which are ‘closed with a [u]’.

Keywords: Giyās; Arabic; inclination; erected letters; Ɂalif; closed letters

Chapter.  592 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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