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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 Five (481)

Analysis of Chapter Five (481)

(p.141) 11 Analysis of Chapter Five (481)
Sibawayh on ?imalah (Inclination)

Solomon I. Sara

Edinburgh University Press

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

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