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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)Text, Translation, Notes and Analysis$
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Solomon I. Sara

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627950

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.001.0001

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Chapter One1 (477)

Chapter One1 (477)

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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)
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Solomon I. Sara

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0002

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

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