Analysis of Chapter Five (481)

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 Five (481)

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This chapter examines Sībawayh's views in the case of ([r]) and its effect on the inclination of the [A]. The [r] is a unique sound in that it is ‘repeated’, which gives it greater solidity than a single letter. In this, it vies with the raised letters for dominance of the environment of the [A]. There is inclination of the [A] before a ‘break [i]’ in the speech of some Arabs, irrespective of the presence of a raised letter. There is also inclination of the [A] when the [r] is a repeated letter.

Keywords: ra; [r]; inclination; repeated sound; [A]; raised letter

Chapter.  873 words. 

Subjects: Cultural Studies

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