Sībawayh, in his discussion of Ɂimālah in Arabic, focuses on the contexts that trigger inclination, and, in the process of his accounting for Ɂimālah, provides examples of a bidirectional process, that is, of progressive and regressive Ɂimālah. This chapter notes that he ranges in his analysis of Ɂimālah over the various contexts where the [a] is inclined to [e] and ferrets out both the expressed and the implied contexts where justification can be found for such a change. In the process, Sībawayh is both deep and wide in his search, and brings in not only immediate but collateral contexts to explain the phenomenon of Ɂimālah.
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