Analysis of Chapter Four (480)

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:
Analysis of Chapter Four (480)

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This chapter examines Sībawayh's views on phonetically systematic cases where inclination is prevented, and mainly considers the effect that ‘the raised letters’ have when they precede or follow the Ɂalif ([A]). It notes the following observations: inclination of [A] does not occur if one of the seven letters presented is before and after the [A]; inclination of [A] occurs if the beginning of a word is ‘broken with an [i]’ and between the ‘break [i]’ and the [A]; inclination of the [A] does not occur across word boundaries when it is followed by a [G] but it occurs when followed by a nonraised letter; and inclination of the [A] does not occur in forms that look like ‘names’ but are not names.

Keywords: Sībawayh; phonetics; Ɂalif; [A]; raised letters; inclination

Chapter.  806 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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