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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)

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

Solomon I. Sara

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627950.003.0012

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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