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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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Analysis of Chapter Four (480)

Analysis of Chapter Four (480)

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Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)

Solomon I. Sara

Edinburgh University Press

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

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